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The Principality of Bensonsign

“Strength over Peace, War over Peace”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Isle Of Wooloo Kingdom



Population273 million

AnimalThe National Royal Bensonsignian Tiger

The Principality of Bensonsign is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, parental licensing program, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 273 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 19.6 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 Woodchip Exports. 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 91,955th in the world and 37th in Isle Of Wooloo Kingdom for Most Extreme, scoring 20.41 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Rebellious Youth: 18,050thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,577th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the region

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