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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 414thMost Influential: 622ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 686th
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Population26.988 billion

CapitalNew London
LeaderJames Lambert

CurrencyFederal Pound
AnimalEvil Unicorn

The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of Belschaft is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by James Lambert with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 26.988 billion Belschaftians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, 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 3.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Belschaftian economy, worth a remarkable 6,223 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 230,618 Federal Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

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. Belschaft's national animal is the Evil Unicorn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Belschaft is ranked 14,707th in the world and 523rd in the South Pacific for Most Secular, with 78.79 Atheism Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 414thMost Influential: 622ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 686thHighest Economic Output: 1,204thLargest Mining Sector: 1,245thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,332ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,868thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,872ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,034thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,986thLargest Populations: 3,066thSmartest Citizens: 3,130thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,506thMost Developed: 3,950thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,084thMost Avoided: 4,136thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,263rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,278thSafest: 5,694thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,833rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,028thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,718thLargest Retail Industry: 7,932ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,613thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,863rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,212thMost Cultured: 9,751stRudest Citizens: 10,201stTop
Largest Black Market: 11,421stLowest Crime Rates: 12,561stLongest Average Lifespans: 13,266thMost Stationary: 13,431stMost Advanced Public Education: 14,091stMost Secular: 14,707thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,911thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,243rdMost Efficient Economies: 16,004thLargest Governments: 16,120thMost Politically Free: 17,500thHealthiest Citizens: 20,152nd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 39th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 40th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionMost Influential: 52nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 68th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 71st in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Avoided: 100th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 100th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 102nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 115th in the regionMost Developed: 127th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 128th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 167th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 178th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 182nd in the regionSafest: 205th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 229th in the regionMost Stationary: 237th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 262nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 269th in the regionMost Cultured: 272nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 294th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 310th in the regionLargest Black Market: 330th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 367th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 423rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 424th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 429th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 447th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 462nd in the regionLargest Governments: 462nd in the regionMost Secular: 523rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 563rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 680th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 728th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 731st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 765th in the region

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