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The Empire of Bect

“Mission Accomplished”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: Caribbean

Regional Influence: Page


The Empire of Bect is a huge, genial nation, notable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The quiet, industrious population of 508 million Bectians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laniv. The average income tax rate is 53.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Bectian economy, worth 44.6 trillion francs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 87,780 francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, foreign planes and migratory birds are shot down as spies, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past, and cricket farmers use magnifying glasses to fit every member of their herd with tiny tracking tags. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bect's national animal is the crocodile, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Bect is ranked 166,656th in the world and 10th in Caribbean for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 27.65 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 3,869thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 21,095thMost Inclusive: 25,008thMost Scientifically Advanced: 25,561st
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the region

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