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The Commonwealth of South Bengal

“Heaven's Light Our Guide.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Enadia

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South Bengal

Population4.936 billion

CapitalCalcutta
LeaderSimon Ghosh

CurrencyBengal Dollars
AnimalTiger

The Commonwealth of South Bengal is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Simon Ghosh with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.936 billion Bengalis 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, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Calcutta. The average income tax rate is 6.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bengali economy, worth a remarkable 1,147 trillion Bengal Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 232,495 Bengal Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The reams of paperwork accompanying any electronic item are a recognised contributor to national deforestation, punitive tariffs protect local industry, selfie stick use is a required Scout badge, and a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. South Bengal's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

South Bengal is ranked 135,802nd in the world and 242nd in Enadia for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 1,045.63 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Top
1%
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,189thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,398thRudest Citizens: 1,559thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,017thTop
5%
Largest Retail Industry: 2,450thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,111thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,209thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,262ndMost Cultured: 3,584thSmartest Citizens: 3,757thMost Developed: 3,934thHighest Average Incomes: 4,148thHealthiest Citizens: 4,649thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,894thMost Inclusive: 5,086thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,562ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,765thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,987thMost Efficient Economies: 6,624thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,757thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,764thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,173rdMost Secular: 8,478thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,552ndTop
10%
Largest Publishing Industry: 10,949thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,502ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,850thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,913thLargest Governments: 14,278thHighest Economic Output: 14,594thLowest Crime Rates: 14,652ndMost Influential: 14,811thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,107thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,650th
Top
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
5%
Most Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionNudest: 18th in the regionTop
10%
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 19th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 28th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Governments: 34th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in South Bengal, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in South Bengal, selfie stick use is a required Scout badge.
  • : South Bengal lodged a message on the Enadia Regional Message Board.
  • : South Bengal's influence in Enadia rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in South Bengal, punitive tariffs protect local industry.
  • : South Bengal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".
  • : South Bengal was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in South Bengal, the reams of paperwork accompanying any electronic item are a recognised contributor to national deforestation.
  • : Following new legislation in South Bengal, South Bengal is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Following new legislation in South Bengal, escalators are avoided at all costs.

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