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The Angelus Vox Populi of BeaconFlat

“Hope Rides Alone”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
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Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: Ordo Imperialia



Population25.984 billion


AnimalWhite Phoenix

The Angelus Vox Populi of BeaconFlat is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Avakael with an iron fist, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.984 billion BeaconFlatians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Direshield. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.1%.

The frighteningly efficient BeaconFlatian economy, worth a remarkable 3,221 trillion Halicarnassuses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 123,993 Halicarnassuses, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 774,956 per year while the poor average 8,438, a ratio of 91.8 to 1.

The BeaconFlat Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over BeaconFlat, and the nation leads Ordo Imperialia in per capita stalking. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. BeaconFlat's national animal is the White Phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Hope.

BeaconFlat is ranked 16,750th in the world and 8th in Ordo Imperialia for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 5,877.07 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Most Stationary: 1,517thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,805thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,978thLargest Populations: 3,390thHighest Economic Output: 3,870thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,555thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,575thLargest Mining Sector: 5,181stFattest Citizens: 6,082ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,197thMost Avoided: 7,381stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,089thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12,489thMost Influential: 13,511thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,077thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,476thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15,557thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,730thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,750thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,833rdLargest Retail Industry: 18,934thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,793rdLargest Black Market: 21,004thHighest Average Incomes: 21,263rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22,518th
Most Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : BeaconFlat's influence in Ordo Imperialia fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and Most Influential.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and Highest Average Incomes.
  • : BeaconFlat rejected a request from The Dominion of Mankind for an embassy with Ordo Imperialia.


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