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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 257thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 424thFattest Citizens: 449th
The Conglomerate Companies of
Capitalizt
Even in BnL, happiness isn't always free!
Multiversal CEO Shelby Forthright
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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BNL Corporation

Population8.395 billion

CapitalLondon
LeaderMultiversal CEO Shelby Forthright

CurrencyBnL Dollar
AnimalMonopoly Guy

The Conglomerate Companies of BNL Corporation is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Multiversal CEO Shelby Forthright with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 8.395 billion BnL Consumers enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, although Defense is also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient BnLian economy, worth a remarkable 2,269 trillion BnL Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 270,382 BnL Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 764,305 per year while the poor average 76,526, a ratio of 10.0 to 1.

Lonely people are supposed to be cheered up by the many parties that they are never invited to, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts, patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises, and no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. BNL Corporation's national animal is the Monopoly Guy, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

BNL Corporation is ranked 424th in the world and 1st in Etherea for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 522.96 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 257thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 424thFattest Citizens: 449thLargest Retail Industry: 481stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 495thMost Valuable International Artwork: 565thHighest Crime Rates: 620thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 691stRudest Citizens: 693rdLargest Gambling Industry: 799thHighest Disposable Incomes: 839thMost Armed: 863rdLargest Insurance Industry: 953rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 980thMost Avoided: 1,037thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,078thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,458thMost Secular: 1,656thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,374thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,432ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,514thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,563rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,581stHighest Average Incomes: 2,724thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,087thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,373rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,133rdLargest Mining Sector: 4,301stHighest Economic Output: 6,510thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,638thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12,585thSmartest Citizens: 14,319thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,713thHighest Drug Use: 15,682ndLargest Black Market: 17,670thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,644th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : BNL Corporation's influence in Etherea fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : BNL Corporation's influence in Etherea rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : BNL Corporation's influence in Etherea fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : BNL Corporation was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : BNL Corporation's influence in Etherea rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Following new legislation in BNL Corporation, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Following new legislation in BNL Corporation, patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises.
  • : BNL Corporation voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Wallenburg".
  • : BNL Corporation voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : BNL Corporation voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".

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