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Most Corrupt Governments: 696th Lowest Crime Rates: 698th Largest Black Market: 797th
The Imperial Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Peace at any cost
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population17.732 billion

CapitalNew Alexandria
LeaderEmperor Brenton XVI
FaithThe Faith of the Four


The Imperial Republic of Brentonania is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Brenton XVI with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, avant-garde cinema, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 17.732 billion Brentons have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Alexandria. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Brenton economy, worth a remarkable 4,471 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 252,189 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Studio executives abandon tragic stories of star-crossed lovers because "it's been done", captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, the doctor has cold hands, and the government is deliberately installing bloatware onto computers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Brentonania's national animal is the Turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is The Faith of the Four.

Brentonania is ranked 1,728th in the world and 60th in Balder for Highest Economic Output, with 4,471 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Corrupt Governments: 696thLowest Crime Rates: 698thLargest Black Market: 797thHealthiest Citizens: 805thMost Efficient Economies: 805thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,045thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,177thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,489thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,503rdTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,703rdLargest Governments: 1,716thHighest Economic Output: 1,728thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,855thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,109thBest Weather: 2,152ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,158thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,172ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,307thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,423rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,483rdMost Developed: 2,541stHighest Average Incomes: 2,735thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,895thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,976thMost Devout: 2,985thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,296thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,634thMost Cultured: 3,723rdSmartest Citizens: 3,738thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,770thMost Inclusive: 4,661stRudest Citizens: 5,870thLargest Populations: 6,499thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 9,360thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,255thMost Pacifist: 12,662ndMost Average: 14,489th
Healthiest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionLargest Black Market: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 38th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 40th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 41st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 51st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 59th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 60th in the regionLargest Governments: 60th in the regionBest Weather: 73rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 74th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 74th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 79th in the regionMost Developed: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 88th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 97th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 101st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 112th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 112th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 119th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 127th in the regionMost Devout: 144th in the regionLargest Populations: 146th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 147th in the regionMost Cultured: 152nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 183rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 192nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 197th in the regionRudest Citizens: 231st in the regionTop
Most Average: 367th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 403rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 436th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 445th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Brentonania's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Brentonania's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Brentonania was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Brentonania's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Brentonania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Brentonania's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Brentonania was refounded in Balder.
  • : Brentonania ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Brentonania was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Brentonania was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations and Largest Governments.


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