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Most Influential: 194thMost Compassionate Citizens: 230thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 235th
The Democratic Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives
Greatest happiness of the greatest number
Prime Minister Jeremy Godwin Parfit
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Benthamania

Population8.174 billion

CapitalSidgwickton
LeaderPrime Minister Jeremy Godwin Parfit
FaithDe facto Atheism

Currencyhedons
Animalbison

The Democratic Republic of Benthamania is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Jeremy Godwin Parfit with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.174 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, liberal, 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 97.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Benthamanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,011 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 246,121 hedons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, environmentalists are advocating slash-and-burn in the nation's forests, and motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas. 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 243,204th in the world and 707th in Europeia for Most Armed, with 0.12 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Influential: 194thMost Compassionate Citizens: 230thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 235thLeast Corrupt Governments: 241stMost Inclusive: 248thNicest Citizens: 277thLargest Information Technology Sector: 297thMost Secular: 350thMost Pacifist: 368thBest Weather: 381stMost Beautiful Environments: 432ndSafest: 568thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 570thMost Scientifically Advanced: 738thSmartest Citizens: 788thHealthiest Citizens: 796thMost Developed: 810thMost Rebellious Youth: 935thLongest Average Lifespans: 947thRudest Citizens: 1,092ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,113thMost Cultured: 1,403rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,778thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,957thMost Efficient Economies: 2,134thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,514thLargest Governments: 2,554thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,559thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,638thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,826thHighest Average Incomes: 3,654thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,018thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,065thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,308thLowest Crime Rates: 7,408thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,812thHighest Economic Output: 8,235thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,869thNudest: 11,790thTop
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Most Stationary: 13,809thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,628th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 26th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 32nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 39th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 44th in the regionNudest: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 56th in the regionMost Stationary: 61st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 63rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 70th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, environmentalists are advocating slash-and-burn in the nation's forests.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Benthamania voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Benthamania, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts.

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