by Max Barry

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Nudest: 371stMost Income Equality: 977thMost Stationary: 8,317th
The Human-Grey Hybrid Ascendance of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
We're telling you the future of your planet is at stake
Klaatu 450
Influence
Hermit
Founder / Head Coach
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Benevolent 79

Population9.967 billion

CapitalEllipse-Sector 79
LeaderKlaatu 450
FaithGaianism

CurrencyGort
Animalhuman grey hybrid

The Human-Grey Hybrid Ascendance of Benevolent 79 is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Klaatu 450 with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The democratic, humorless population of 9.967 billion Benevolents love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellipse-Sector 79. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Benevolent economy, worth 81.4 trillion Gorts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, Pizza Delivery, and Soda Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 8,168 Gorts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Singing in public is only allowed if you are singing the praise of the Motherland, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, citizens must have a license to operate a computer, and Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benevolent 79's national animal is the human grey hybrid, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Gaianism.

Benevolent 79 is ranked 140,719th in the world and 1st in Ravenspire for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -2.37 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Top
1%
Nudest: 371stMost Income Equality: 977thTop
5%
Most Stationary: 8,317thTop
10%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 15,035th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, citizens must have a license to operate a computer.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.
  • : Benevolent 79 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Benevolent 79 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, singing in public is only allowed if you are singing the praise of the Motherland.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, women have a strange proclivity for dressing up as caped weasels.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, military funding has been stripped back.

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