by Max Barry

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The United States of Bentwaters

“Unity, Discipline, Work”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific



Population6.074 billion



The United States of Bentwaters is a colossal, efficient nation, renowned for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and national health service. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 6.074 billion Bentwatersians 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 16.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bentwatersian economy, worth a remarkable 1,115 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 183,604 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card, and people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned. Crime is totally unknown. Bentwaters's national animal is the leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Bentwaters is ranked 175,704th in the world and 6,562nd in the South Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 7.72 Obesity Rate.

Largest Retail Industry: 592ndRudest Citizens: 1,353rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,748thMost Influential: 1,773rdTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,814thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,960thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,674thMost Cultured: 3,995thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,594thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,253rdMost Inclusive: 5,588thNicest Citizens: 6,005thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,378thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,596thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,895thHighest Average Incomes: 7,900thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,297thMost Efficient Economies: 8,723rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,882ndSmartest Citizens: 8,894thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,934thMost Developed: 9,158thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,950thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,047thMost Secular: 14,824thHighest Economic Output: 15,106thMost Stationary: 16,620thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,211thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,683rdLongest Average Lifespans: 18,842ndMost Pacifist: 19,263rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,421stSafest: 19,927thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,041st
Largest Retail Industry: 24th in the regionRudest Citizens: 57th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 66th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 85th in the regionMost Cultured: 118th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 126th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 149th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 151st in the regionMost Influential: 191st in the regionMost Inclusive: 195th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 205th in the regionNicest Citizens: 213th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 226th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 227th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 238th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 245th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 263rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 266th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 269th in the regionMost Developed: 272nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 272nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 275th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 299th in the regionMost Stationary: 301st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 306th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 408th in the regionLargest Populations: 452nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 479th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 488th in the regionMost Secular: 528th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 547th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 593rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 614th in the regionLargest Governments: 660th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 716th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 128 » Erinor, The Solar System Scope, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Tsunamy, Farengeto, Kringalia, Aidenfieeld, Sandaoguo, Rebel-topia, Luddinlande, Jehenna, The naked people, Hanguk-Nippon, Linguiniland, Darakin, Escevola, Lambdaland, Belschaft, Aywhyou, Kholdan, Moreana, Poopisiya, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Theorin, Volaworand, Sedunn, Calistan, Techganet, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Drugged Monkeys, Tsvetania, New Briantown, Nova Montron, Avalonica, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Silberne Wache, Barabarom, Isokenzar, USNE2018, Cuuldere, Vincent Field, Saciu, Kandorith, Xandev, Auphelia, Qvait, Herbert Island, Wehraboos, The Filippinas, and 78 others.North Catimestistrianes, Stoniamera, Nowa Europa, New Juan Carlos Land, Amerion, PenguinPies, Aurcania, Dasko, Drystar, Land Without Shrimp, Omiri, Imperial Duck, Mapico, Empa Aserium, Maeiland, Bear Connors Paradiso, Yeldarbsland, Astraee, Tilipria, Madreia, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, Greater Hyrulang, Terran Draconia, Bawkie, Curlyhoward, Fasire, North Kanuckistan, Ebonhand, Holy Free, West Pastafaria, Utondara, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Anserisa, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Ralphburg, Breadandbutter, Abarri, Sau Man Frescher, The Plebeian States, Iym Winterless, Sumalyo, ChickenDome, Kervanosia, Baltenlands, Dis7Nation, Marinho Islands, Starsight, Markla, Shefino, Compli, The Worst army of, Corgitopiaa, LadyRebels, Laamiva, The Radanivans, West Fallows, Alaninia, Well F, Glen Cooley, Trepsit, United States of Vietnam, Efferalt, Myness, Nova Kobol, Midand, Concrete Slab, White Bananistan, B H A R A T, Catillos, Namhines, Gecetesse, House Ahsanul, Weburya, Western Fardelshufflestein, Terreno Travato, Philippinia, and Tepertopia.

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