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Most Devout: 672ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,035thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,040th
The Confederate Monarchy of
Right-wing Utopia Corrupt Thieving Uneducated Fascist Fundamentalists
Optimus Mores Veteribus
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Political Freedom
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Belle Ilse en Terre

Population8.043 billion

LeaderKing George II


The Confederate Monarchy of Belle Ilse en Terre is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King George II with an even hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, sprawling nuclear power plants, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 8.043 billion Ilsans 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 minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ost-in-Edhil. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.5%.

The all-consuming Ilsan economy, worth a remarkable 1,255 trillion Livres a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 156,082 Livres, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 764,041 per year while the poor average 18,291, a ratio of 41.8 to 1.

Children entertain themselves by throwing rocks through the windows of world-class museums, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves, citizens simply have to point a weapon at a government official to get what they want, and thieves are flogged in public for their crimes. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Belle Ilse en Terre's national animal is the Stag, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Christianity.

Belle Ilse en Terre is ranked 17,696th in the world and 663rd in Lazarus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 5,638.88 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Devout: 672ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,035thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,040thHighest Crime Rates: 1,077thFattest Citizens: 1,277thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,368thLargest Mining Sector: 1,398thMost Avoided: 1,498thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,712thMost Armed: 2,043rdTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,171stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,453rdLargest Retail Industry: 2,625thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,904thMost Influential: 3,065thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,370thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,462ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,808thMost Primitive: 4,422ndRudest Citizens: 6,880thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,900thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,949thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,281stTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,178thHighest Economic Output: 13,105thLargest Black Market: 14,161stLargest Publishing Industry: 16,697thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,882ndMost Corrupt Governments: 17,030thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,455thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,696thMost Cultured: 19,071st
Most Devout: 38th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 39th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 40th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 50th in the regionFattest Citizens: 58th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 79th in the regionMost Avoided: 79th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 81st in the regionMost Armed: 81st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 83rd in the regionMost Influential: 100th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 102nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 113th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 130th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 144th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 169th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 185th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 191st in the regionMost Primitive: 196th in the regionRudest Citizens: 322nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 368th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 404th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 451st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 485th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 663rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 685th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 706th in the region

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