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The Roman Catholic Empire of Bednardia

“God is there for us”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.498 billion

LeaderEmperor Benjamin Bednar


The Roman Catholic Empire of Bednardia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Benjamin Bednar with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.498 billion Bednardians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cephas. The average income tax rate is 75.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bednardian economy, worth 259 trillion Bedrocks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 173,522 Bedrocks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams, glamping Bednardians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, the tools of the trade for landmine clearance appear to be copious amounts of gasoline and a box of matches, and patriotic parents remind their children to drink plenty of water. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bednardia's national animal is the Elephant, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Bednardia is ranked 42,050th in the world and 1,371st in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 261.00877045428 Days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 732ndMost Devout: 1,095thMost Influential: 1,132ndTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,307thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,675thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 8,517thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,801stLargest Publishing Industry: 8,825thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,010thLowest Crime Rates: 9,151stLargest Governments: 9,696thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,079thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,981stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,107thMost Efficient Economies: 11,125thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,240thMost Developed: 11,283rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,781stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,115thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,199thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,302ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,574th
Most Devout: 48th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 76th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 133rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 410th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 437th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 444th in the regionMost Influential: 447th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 462nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 463rd in the regionLargest Governments: 478th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 486th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 491st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 508th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 527th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 552nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 563rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 573rd in the regionMost Developed: 629th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 671st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 724th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bednardia was endorsed by The Holy Golden Society of Germanic Araya.
  • : Bednardia was endorsed by The Commonwealth of United Kahndaq.
  • : Bednardia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, patriotic parents remind their children to drink plenty of water.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, the tools of the trade for landmine clearance appear to be copious amounts of gasoline and a box of matches.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, glamping Bednardians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, the nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?".
  • : Bednardia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Angshire.
  • : Bednardia was endorsed by The People's Republic of PotatoFarmers.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 180 » Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, Siwale, Alunya, El Fiji Grande, Sinelona, Omnistria, Lunallian, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Bearical, Cloydicia, Ozstan, Yaorozu, Ninjak30, Shadowrik, Napnomadia, Sunto, Joodey, Great Bights Mum, Vincone Cae, Kwaj, Notyoutopia, Sundred, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Spartoptia, Dreadton, Steraz, Selfgradatude, Ainsworth, Koda-Land, Kasazzastan, Shibutani, Outer Egorniand, New Bremerton, Guer Aike, Malta Comino Gozo, Sheldanada, New Pruessen, Frances Francis the First of France, Unsophisticate, Pallaith, Diodone, Federation Terra Australis, Dar es Saalam, Black Templares, General COE, The Sinclarian Provinces, Pasargad, Atain, and 130 others.United Draconia, North Bratislava, Wineclaw, The Pantheons, Zemnaya Svoboda, Buckerino, Wallis Island, Newpromisedland, Holy Oranz, PlanetPunk, Ethnon, Sil Dorsett, Maott, Wilkshire, Amauri, Niradans, Q w e r t y, The Iron Lions, Votak Matim, Panama Coalition, Egalico, Solmetria, Torakuen, Warsaw-Halicz, Guslantis, Saturns Edge, Spunkland, Ibiscaton, The Austro Germanic Union, Misuvelia, Haor Chall, Sacrento, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Lower Nubia, Sea Ghost, Marijuana Haven, Xandarnia, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Victoriaans Nederlands, Ejhsa, Valhalla123, Amerian States, Rkainjel, New Caeitanordia, Lomjia, Aratani, East Spopovichka, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, British Pacific Islands, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Moubarakistan, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Sockmanland, Former English Colony, Loutsland, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Hileville, Orado, Makersaulache, Fayyayid, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Astrind, Solidair, Zumlandia, Glurponia, Kobagia, The Serdey Islands, Xzavia-Hjar, SORT, Utopicican, Wisconsota, Lindsaystan, Elestrum, Penrith, Cuyan, Runeda, Daiz, Juggernautilus, Tamgu, Zeternia, Abject Ludicrosity, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Moisus, Grimandia, Duerrlewang, Quebekistand, Chile Libertario, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Frie Annium, Delmak, Miruma, Orven, Solskjar, Ponantine, Racoda, Great Robertia, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Kaschovia, Loli County, Fizban, Francois Isidore, Neworva, Clan Spaniel, Lendara, Nothru Lerple, Darcania, Altamonte, Gorundu, Wallachian People, Xagill, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, United Kahndaq, and Germanic Araya.

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