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The Constitutional Empire of Benderk

“Hail the great culture of the motherland.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Confederacy of Layem

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Benderk

Population3.11 billion

CapitalBex-Unrahvira
LeaderEmperor Khasan Agorander III
FaithReformed Kalarian

CurrencyGold Nugget
AnimalJaguoose

The Constitutional Empire of Benderk is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Khasan Agorander III with an even hand, and notable for its enslaved workforce, smutty television, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 3.11 billion Benderkites have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bex-Unrahvira. The average income tax rate is 5.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Benderkian economy, worth 438 trillion Gold Nuggets a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 140,898 Gold Nuggets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Benderk is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed, half of Benderk just lost MyFace after space debris collided with a major communications satellite, and the most commonly-worn shoes are concrete ones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Benderk's national animal is the Jaguoose, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Reformed Kalarian.

Benderk is ranked 223,507th in the world and 149th in Confederacy of Layem for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -13.04 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 2,893rdFattest Citizens: 3,025thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,048thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,587thLargest Mining Sector: 4,161stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,571stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,738thMost Avoided: 5,713thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,985thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,144thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,547thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,301stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,501stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,014thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,869thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,999thTop
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Most Influential: 12,388thLargest Black Market: 14,437thHighest Average Incomes: 16,241stMost Devout: 17,604thMost Average: 20,684thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,034th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Average: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the region

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