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Largest Retail Industry: 5,396thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,563rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,340th
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New Benelux

Population390 million

CapitalBrussels

CurrencyBenelux Euro
AnimalRed Fox

The United Kingdom of New Benelux is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 390 million Beneluxians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brussels. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.5%.

The powerhouse Beneluxian economy, worth 35.5 trillion Benelux Euros a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 91,141 Benelux Euros, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 267,037 per year while the poor average 24,536, a ratio of 10.9 to 1.

The army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers, most academic research has ground to a halt, the national sporting identity is represented by a talking burger and a singing smartphone, and prudishness is on the way out. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. New Benelux's national animal is the Red Fox.

New Benelux is ranked 24,899th in the world and 62nd in Lands End for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 5,855.99 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 5,396thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,563rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,340thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,726thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,294thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,666thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,850thMost Influential: 14,731stMost Politically Free: 16,530thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,034thMost Pacifist: 18,721st
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Most Politically Free: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Benelux, prudishness is on the way out.
  • : Following new legislation in New Benelux, the national sporting identity is represented by a talking burger and a singing smartphone.
  • : Following new legislation in New Benelux, most academic research has ground to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in New Benelux, the army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in New Benelux, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records.
  • : Following new legislation in New Benelux, doctors prescribe videos of political debates to patients with insomnia.
  • : Following new legislation in New Benelux, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in New Benelux, the new coalition government is so large nobody knows where it begins.
  • : Following new legislation in New Benelux, childhood friends of Leader are living it large abroad at the taxpayers' expense.
  • : Following new legislation in New Benelux, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll.

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