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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 229thMost Influential: 468thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 679th
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Population28.294 billion

CapitalNew London
LeaderJames Lambert

CurrencyFederal Pound
AnimalEvil Unicorn

The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of Belschaft is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by James Lambert with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 28.294 billion Belschaftians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New London. The average income tax rate is 4.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Belschaftian economy, worth a remarkable 6,371 trillion Federal Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 225,196 Federal Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', vaccinations are mandatory, and movie references are legally admissible in court. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belschaft's national animal is the Evil Unicorn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Belschaft is ranked 15,469th in the world and 522nd in the South Pacific for Most Secular, with 78.79 Atheism Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 229thMost Influential: 468thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 679thHighest Economic Output: 1,301stLargest Mining Sector: 1,345thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,387thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,906thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,210thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2,621stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,900thLargest Populations: 2,992ndSmartest Citizens: 3,207thMost Developed: 4,014thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,133rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,169thHighest Average Incomes: 4,701stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,083rdMost Avoided: 5,162ndSafest: 5,814thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,417thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,596thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,630thLargest Retail Industry: 8,677thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,974thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,065thRudest Citizens: 9,975thMost Cultured: 10,042ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,858thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 12,544thMost Stationary: 12,567thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,892ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,990thLargest Black Market: 14,885thMost Secular: 15,469thMost Efficient Economies: 16,478thLargest Governments: 16,479thMost Politically Free: 18,557thHealthiest Citizens: 20,143rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23,493rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24,121st
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 29th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 30th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 43rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 55th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 56th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 74th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 84th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 108th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 112th in the regionMost Developed: 127th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 131st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 174th in the regionMost Politically Free: 186th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 187th in the regionMost Avoided: 192nd in the regionSafest: 199th in the regionMost Stationary: 212th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 243rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 255th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 263rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 288th in the regionMost Cultured: 294th in the regionRudest Citizens: 313th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 322nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 355th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 404th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 451st in the regionLargest Governments: 468th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 478th in the regionMost Secular: 522nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 531st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 536th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 579th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 633rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 681st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 744th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 776th in the region

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