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Most Armed: 1,756thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,258thHighest Crime Rates: 4,310th
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Belkom

Population244 million

CurrencyBelko-buck
AnimalTiger

The Free Land of Belkom is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 244 million Belkomians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Belkomian economy, worth 31.8 trillion Belko-bucks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 130,170 Belko-bucks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 439,819 per year while the poor average 28,495, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Forest fires have dropped dramatically as there are hardly any forests left, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat", a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation, and Leader is too busy listening to praise to get any work done. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Belkom's national animal is the Tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Belkom is ranked 8,543rd in the world and 1st in The Capitalistic States of Independenica for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 9,133.58 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Armed: 1,756thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,258thHighest Crime Rates: 4,310thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,443rdFattest Citizens: 5,772ndMost Avoided: 5,836thLargest Mining Sector: 8,543rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,697thRudest Citizens: 9,292ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,252ndTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 10,670thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,039thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,036thMost Secular: 15,808thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,243rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,715thMost Efficient Economies: 17,318thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,583rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18,123rdHighest Average Incomes: 18,726th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Belkom was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens and the Top 10% for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, Leader is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat".
  • : Belkom voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Belkom was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector and the Top 10% for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Belkom endorsed The Democratic Republic of Amoritania.
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, forest fires have dropped dramatically as there are hardly any forests left.
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight.
  • : Belkom was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Amoritania.

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Grand Arch Anor and Amoritania.

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