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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,417thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,389thFattest Citizens: 9,901st
The Most Serene Republic of
Right-wing Utopia Corrupt Thieving Uneducated Fascist Fundamentalists
Production means Money, Money means Power
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Belbank

Population406 million

Currencyflorin
Animalphoenix

The Most Serene Republic of Belbank is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 406 million Belbankians are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.0%.

The powerhouse Belbankian economy, worth 34.0 trillion florins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 83,775 florins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 261,025 per year while the poor average 20,661, a ratio of 12.6 to 1.

Millions of Belbankians are excellent swimmers, citizens are less concerned with policy and more concerned with whether politicians "call 'em like they see 'em", motorists' locations are constantly tracked by intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and the government is lending a hand to private industry. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Belbank's national animal is the phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Belbank is ranked 78,943rd in the world and 2,870th in Balder for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 1,797.22 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,417thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,389thFattest Citizens: 9,901stTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,019thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,299thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,304th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 259th in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 379th in the regionFattest Citizens: 500th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 524th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 526th in the regionMost Influential: 575th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 583rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 699th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Belbank's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Belbank's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Belbank, the government is lending a hand to private industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Belbank, motorists' locations are constantly tracked by intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
  • : Following new legislation in Belbank, citizens are less concerned with policy and more concerned with whether politicians "call 'em like they see 'em".
  • : Belbank endorsed The Kingdom of North East Somerset.
  • : Belbank voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Belbank was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Belbank applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Belbank was refounded in Balder.

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