by Max Barry

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Most Rebellious Youth: 18,062ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,634thLargest Insurance Industry: 24,659th
The Principality of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
Strength over Peace, War over Peace
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population278 million

AnimalThe National Royal Bensonsignian Tiger

The Principality of Bensonsign is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its parental licensing program, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 278 million Oppressed Citizens are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 58.7%.

The thriving Bensonsignian economy, worth 20.0 trillion Oppressors a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 71,851 Oppressors, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 times as much as the poorest.

College students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, war criminals are given full state funerals, sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon, and religious epiphanies are often cited as a reason for high school drop-outs. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bensonsign's national animal is the The National Royal Bensonsignian Tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Bensonsign is ranked 164,074th in the world and 82nd in Isle Of Wooloo Kingdom for Most Armed, with 0.27 Weapons Per Person.

Most Rebellious Youth: 18,062ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,634thLargest Insurance Industry: 24,659th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the region

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