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Most Influential: 258thLeast Corrupt Governments: 274thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 284th
The Democratic Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives
Greatest happiness of the greatest number
Prime Minister Jeremy Godwin Parfit
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Benthamania

Population6.711 billion

CapitalSidgwickton
LeaderPrime Minister Jeremy Godwin Parfit
FaithDe facto Atheism

Currencyhedons
Animalbison

The Democratic Republic of Benthamania is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Prime Minister Jeremy Godwin Parfit with a fair hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.711 billion Benthamanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sidgwickton. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Benthamanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,513 trillion hedons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 225,573 hedons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only adults may purchase violent video games, the "blue screen of death" forces many trials to be either aborted or restarted, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, and community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common. Crime is totally unknown. Benthamania's national animal is the bison, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is De facto Atheism.

Benthamania is ranked 205,851st in the world and 1,061st in Europeia for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -14.39 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 258thLeast Corrupt Governments: 274thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 284thMost Compassionate Citizens: 323rdMost Inclusive: 342ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 387thNicest Citizens: 406thBest Weather: 458thMost Pacifist: 485thMost Beautiful Environments: 539thMost Secular: 700thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 705thSafest: 712thMost Scientifically Advanced: 942ndSmartest Citizens: 1,065thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,110thMost Developed: 1,130thHealthiest Citizens: 1,142ndRudest Citizens: 1,207thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,383rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,405thMost Cultured: 1,938thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,014thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,233rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,257thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,108thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,281stMost Efficient Economies: 3,406thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,552ndLargest Governments: 3,980thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,477thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,485thHighest Average Incomes: 4,499thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,161stLowest Crime Rates: 9,341stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,212thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,565thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,121stMost Stationary: 15,039thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,631st
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 20th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 36th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 40th in the regionLargest Governments: 41st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 44th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 47th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 48th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 52nd in the regionTop
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Nudest: 65th in the regionMost Politically Free: 65th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 71st in the regionMost Stationary: 72nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 89th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 99th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 100th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, the "blue screen of death" forces many trials to be either aborted or restarted.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, only adults may purchase violent video games.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
  • : Benthamania voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, the Museum of Soybeans is the cultural heart of the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.

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