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The Kingdom of Benstralis

“All about the justice”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific



Population232 million


The Kingdom of Benstralis is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 232 million Benstralisians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 35.0%.

The thriving Benstralisian economy, worth 21.3 trillion GBPS a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 91,955 GBPS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Many aides in Leader's office are known to be serial jaywalkers, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work, every week is blindness awareness week, and urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benstralis's national animal is the dingo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Benstralis is ranked 143,049th in the world and 5,772nd in the South Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 23.36 Insults Per Minute.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 352ndTop
Most Influential: 3,156thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 14,200thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,609th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 370th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 463rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 493rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 530th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Benstralis, urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts.
  • : Benstralis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Benstralis, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Benstralis, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work.
  • : Benstralis was endorsed by The Nomadic Peoples of Nueva Alta California.
  • : Benstralis voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc"".
  • : Following new legislation in Benstralis, many aides in Leader's office are known to be serial jaywalkers.
  • : Following new legislation in Benstralis, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375.
  • : Following new legislation in Benstralis, young people avoid opening doors for the elderly with impunity.
  • : Benstralis was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 249 » Pencil Sharpeners 2, Marinho Islands, Gecetesse, Quiescent, Hanguk-Nippon, Paranoia, The Two Jerseys, Qvait, Tsunamy, Barabarom, Amerion, Spearos, Silberne Wache, Holy Chimerland, Nordafrik Conclaves, The Tecorogan Federation, Mustedorriti, Seliyan progressive Islands, Bear Connors Paradiso, Erinor, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Japanese Federal Republic, Isokenzar, Three Rivia Levr, Mapico, Curlyhoward, Tsvetania, Jehenna, Rad Asia, The Filippinas, South Central Siberia, Yellunstryer, Blaash, Si-topia, Reptilians from the Alternate Earth, Aidenfieeld, Omiri, Madhonia, Linden Oak, Babalina, Land Without Shrimp, The naked people, Hyranas, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Nova Montron, Pacific Ukraine, PenguinPies, Soem, Drystar, Hjortheim, and 199 others.Center Lisle, Walloonia, Volaworand, The Solar System Scope, Sodor and Mann, Pamela And Hepatitis, Marmarassi, Westlantis, Potion Seller, Great Andora, KIROVET, Ariankido, Proctethia, Democratic Parndia, Florenczia, Laropsa, A leftover country, Saciu, Myr Nyr, Mechanocs, Zaelith, Imperial Duck, Lost And Found, Wehraboos, Aneas, Jahass, The West Valley Mountains, Higash, HUElavia, The Randominion, Ufask, Kindfled, Fetatonich, Theorin, Whimichy, Kholdan, Sthalrim, Privatore, Kiasu-ism, USNE2018, East Sakhlin, Corgitopiaa, Santa Ofelia, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, Sayet, North Catimestistrianes, Mirutania, Corolines, Gentea, Grianal, Sedunn, West Bridgeport, Salguod, Darakin, Zosnor, Ave Gloriana, Romanus Terrae, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Stoniamera, Lan Inton, The Drakan Republic, Hanyen, Laluna Isle, Ravenstan, Calistan, Rabbitz, Skeldonya, Nowa Europa, Luddinlande, The 3rdGodKing, Lightmare, PASTIR, Fasire, Kovish, Janapuri, Khazadine, Anachronolandia, Great Africans, Bumblegaria, Lichenitza, Aguatania, Dankstergrad, Heavenly Steppe, Crystal Creation, Famarionly, Glacian Empire, Kachev, Lesinteil, British Nations, New Briantown, Ancient Slobovia, Malkotistan, Empa Aserium, Rhegardul, North Kanuckistan, Centristvill, Southern Numenor, The United Expanse, Noire Denholm, Raccd, Aumeltopia, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Yeldarbsland, Oreo States, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, The ColdWyvernian Undead, Rebel-topia, Los Lonley Boys, The Worst army of, Aberforthton, Uncastania, Cuuldere, Staubsaugen, Pelland, Spazzhole, Utondara, WTP All the good names are taken, Towi Lamia, Lumpov Hasch, Jornlandia, Direwolf1, Eigenina, Dalklo Bayer, Galathion, Unielvan Millorvium, Caer Krasinet, Escevola, Caladh, Lakalvesoman, Free Rad, Mariannaland2, Kartanistan, GI-Land, Mantas Meow, Runsiya, Vincent Field, Farengeto, Eastern Nyan, Des Nak Neers, Bergenu, Astraee, The Dystopian Federacy, Negoshi, Raelsa, Samogitija, Hanming, RestartAll, North Erfton, Nothanksbutseriously, Kandorith, Hika Monith, Abarri, Substitute name, St Oaks, Aurcania, Enplatia, Soviet States of Latin America, Bandorion, Vos Dothrak, Herbert Island, Esfalsa, Tamil Bhoomi, Empire of Bredux, Pergamos, Floofoland, Realms of Madness, Qawe, Poopisiya, Wyatonians, Malonereich, Farelonia, Neo Tyranis, Ita Puba, West Carlisten, Beepee, Grand High Poo-bah and Win, Far Nolinki, Caramia, Madreia, Tilipria, Gymnostan, Agalaesia, Jaxon, Midand, Helvetie, North Iscot, Mahalo Eagles, Darthpengtopia, Esnari, Wheelermatthew, Lambdaland, Quintiet, Thliohnaf, Cohors Stercore, Linguiniland, Cyriancia, Blahblah2017, Idylce, and Nueva Alta California.

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