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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 650th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 670th Most Influential: 1,045th
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Population24.259 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 smutty television, sprawling nuclear power plants, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 24.259 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 2.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Belschaftian economy, worth a remarkable 5,643 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. Average income is an amazing 232,647 Federal Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 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 1,631st in the world and 26th in the South Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 9,054.66 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 650thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 670thMost Influential: 1,045thLargest Mining Sector: 1,049thHighest Economic Output: 1,138thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,212thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,604thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 1,631stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,830thMost Avoided: 2,977thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,035thSmartest Citizens: 3,055thLargest Populations: 3,231stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,399thHighest Average Incomes: 3,526thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,951stMost Rebellious Youth: 4,007thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,520thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,570thLargest Retail Industry: 5,920thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,949thSafest: 6,032ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,394thRudest Citizens: 7,132ndTop
Most Politically Free: 8,275thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,534thLargest Black Market: 8,569thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,743rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,940thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,326thMost Cultured: 10,393rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,709thMost Secular: 12,855thLowest Crime Rates: 13,873rdMost Efficient Economies: 13,979thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,032ndMost Advanced Public Education: 14,054th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 26th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 29th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 62nd in the regionMost Avoided: 64th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 68th in the regionMost Influential: 68th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 71st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 95th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 95th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 105th in the regionLargest Black Market: 125th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 132nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 144th in the regionMost Politically Free: 161st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 175th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 180th in the regionSafest: 197th in the regionRudest Citizens: 217th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 226th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 226th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 257th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 259th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 266th in the regionMost Cultured: 305th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 329th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 376th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 402nd in the regionLargest Governments: 428th in the regionMost Secular: 442nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 456th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 475th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 487th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 491st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 570th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 592nd in the regionMost Developed: 644th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 192 » Pencil Sharpeners 2, Luddinlande, Kholdan, Tsunamy, Farengeto, The United Expanse, Techganet, Nothanksbutseriously, Sagada, Drugged Monkeys, Trinennie, Transtemporal Shifts, Ufask, Center Lisle, Sanden, Kringalia, Quiescent, Sandaoguo, Erinor, Janapuri, Vilbonde, PEPEP, Poopisiya, Auphelia, Oxsania, Jazklartan, Noire Denholm, Escevola, Vos Dothrak, Lumpov Hasch, Yellunstryer, Angevin Britannia, Unielvan Millorvium, St Oaks, Moreana, Antarctic Empires, Si-topia, Trelatche, European Defense Organization, Paenoa, Blahblah2017, Arelplace, Brendleton, Linguiniland, Barabarom, Iristead, Centristvill, Santulanum, Braavos and Lorath, Anachronolandia, and 142 others.Hollowed Sun, Nowa Europa, Sonnydesh, Sthalrim, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Seliyan progressive Islands, Concrete Slab, Noveos, Aidenfieeld, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Tsvetania, Farelonia, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Vincent Field, Wyatonians, Utondara, Darakin, Freedwanda, Aywhyou, North Kanuckistan, Ridehale, Bod Wareenaland, Bentwaters, The naked people, Southern Numenor, Calistan, United States of Vietnam, La Ascension, Volaworand, Sedunn, Lotadia, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Paranoia, Catalunya Unida, The Solar System Scope, Rhetiaa, Fighting Kawi Ninja, New Briantown, Jaxon, Saciu, Drystar, Great Andora, Nankyoku Tairiku, Democratic Parndia, Atomic Garden, Nova Montron, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Elveka, Isokenzar, UnShleepd, The Imperial Frost Federation, Silberne Wache, Camante, Lester Crest, The National Corporation, Macrothea, The Technocrates, Shengtie, Kerlodia, Aguatania, Grouu, Awjan, Spearos, Liberated Lambergs, Cuuldere, Xandev, Republitank, Phanama, Lorora3, Kandorith, Badener, Rabbitz, Direwolf1, USNE2018, Darbor, Kroumos, Towi Lamia, Midand, Ronster, Qvait, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Zess, Qairus, The Filippinas, Birdkeeper, Changolandia, Violent Peacenicks, State of Iowa, Maletora, North Prarie, Land Without Shrimp, Jahass, The Canadian Republic Colonies, Choodox, Malkotistan, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Academy of Umbrellas, Wehraboos, Republic Clovakh, The Dragon Enclave, North Catimestistrianes, Akindom, Ostanasia, Revanial, Dasko, San Anaben, Crystal Creation, Farrts, Skriid, Pays de Loire, Slenrotros, Mew Nation, Probably Wisconsin, Agalaesia, Qawe, Sesteran, Amutien, Churumduul, Milvands, P R of China, The West Valley Mountains, Staubsaugen, Chocholand, Edula, Unidum, North Erfton, Nixtodea, Roavin, PenguinPies, Amerion, Novagentum, Wild Space, Hanty, Naam, World United, Great Africans, Aveerya, South Central Siberia, Ratoninburg, and Hyypia.

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