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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd Most Influential: 428th Safest: 3,259th
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Benolia

Population2.794 billion

CapitalAlexandria
LeaderPresident Elias

CurrencyDrachma
AnimalPhoenix

The Republic of Benolia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Elias with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.794 billion Benolians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alexandria. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Benolian economy, worth 320 trillion Drachmas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 114,681 Drachmas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in President Elias's bedroom, police aim to defeat hatred with love with their "hugs-for-thugs" program, the family of President Elias bite their thumbs at paparazzi intrusions, and foreign powers often deal with problems that Benolia can't handle. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benolia's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Benolia is ranked 6,183rd in the world and 300th in The North Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 7,506.66 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 62ndMost Influential: 428thTop
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Safest: 3,259thNicest Citizens: 5,197thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,266thMost Pacifist: 5,360thBest Weather: 5,395thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,953rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,975thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,183rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,400thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,529thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,736thMost Developed: 7,976thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,050thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 10,568thMost Inclusive: 11,450thHealthiest Citizens: 11,924thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,317thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,247thLowest Crime Rates: 13,278thSmartest Citizens: 13,783rdMost Advanced Public Education: 14,123rdMost Rebellious Youth: 14,923rdMost Cultured: 15,084thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,411thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,426thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,663rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,838thLargest Governments: 15,897thHighest Drug Use: 16,734thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,225thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,053rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 51st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 135th in the regionSafest: 149th in the regionBest Weather: 284th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 286th in the regionNicest Citizens: 291st in the regionMost Pacifist: 293rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 293rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 300th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 314th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 349th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 395th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 413th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 417th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 448th in the regionMost Developed: 454th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 480th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 509th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 558th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 614th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 620th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 648th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 652nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 658th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 674th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 691st in the regionLargest Governments: 707th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 718th in the regionMost Cultured: 748th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 836th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 843rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 885th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 894th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,010th in the region

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