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The Empire of Benvik

“Pátria Amada”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Novo Brasil



Population1.927 billion

LeaderEmperor Ian En Benvik I
FaithPCB - Presbyterian Church of the Benvik

AnimalLion Benvikian

The Empire of Benvik is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Ian En Benvik I with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, avowedly heterosexual populace, and stringent health and safety legislation. The devout population of 1.927 billion Benvikians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Benvitown. The average income tax rate is 50.5%.

The powerhouse Benvikian economy, worth 206 trillion Benvikens a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 107,361 Benvikens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Sleazy politicians exploit the Parliamentary Code of Conduct to purge their rivals, school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students, prison walls have had to be modified to keep parkour-trained criminals from escaping, and mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Lion Benvikians and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benvik's national animal is the Lion Benvikian, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is PCB - Presbyterian Church of the Benvik.

Benvik is ranked 123,118th in the world and 17th in Novo Brasil for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 1,609.87 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,249thMost Devout: 10,349thHealthiest Citizens: 12,439thBest Weather: 12,497thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,794thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 15,875thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,986thLowest Crime Rates: 17,001stLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,130thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,313thSafest: 19,298thHighest Food Quality: 20,581stSmartest Citizens: 22,189thMost Inclusive: 23,831stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28,395thMost Developed: 29,623rd
Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the region

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