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Largest Publishing Industry: 10,645thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,669thMost Influential: 12,485th
The Federal Republic of
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Population6.038 billion



The Federal Republic of Besmenien is a colossal, genial nation, remarkable for its smutty television, otherworldly petting zoo, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.038 billion Besmenians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laitstadt. The average income tax rate is 69.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Besmenienian economy, worth 485 trillion Schillings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 80,450 Schillings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military is on a massive recruiting drive in advance of an invasion of Brasilistan, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, and reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Besmenien's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Besmenien is ranked 229,656th in the world and 174th in Coalition of Crown Albatross for Fattest Citizens, with 8.47 Obesity Rate.

Largest Publishing Industry: 10,645thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,669thMost Influential: 12,485thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,655thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19,094thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,417thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,468thMost Cultured: 21,078thSmartest Citizens: 22,023rdHighest Food Quality: 22,527thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,724thHealthiest Citizens: 24,209thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,933rdMost Beautiful Environments: 25,559th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Emmiria, Zoygaria, and Beatavic.