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Nudest: 234th Most Income Equality: 1,045th Most Stationary: 9,334th
The Human-Grey Hybrid Ascendance of
Democratic Socialists
We're telling you the future of your planet is at stake
Klaatu 450
Influence
Hermit
Founder / Head Coach
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Benevolent 79

Population8.149 billion

CapitalEllipse-Sector 79
LeaderKlaatu 450
FaithGaianism

CurrencyGort
Animalhuman grey hybrid

The Human-Grey Hybrid Ascendance of Benevolent 79 is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Klaatu 450 with an even hand, and renowned for its irreverence towards religion, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 8.149 billion Benevolents are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellipse-Sector 79. The average income tax rate is 78.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Benevolent economy, worth 66.5 trillion Gorts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 8,155 Gorts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, a petition to make petitions important again has been deemed unimportant, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions, and it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a 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 100,060th in the world and 1st in Ravenspire for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 15.4 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Nudest: 234thMost Income Equality: 1,045thTop
10%
Most Stationary: 9,334thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,275th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Benevolent 79 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality and the Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, a petition to make petitions important again has been deemed unimportant.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, the government officially wants you to slow down and speak more clearly.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, books are considered luxuries only available to the incredibly wealthy.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 79, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.

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