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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,847thMost Pacifist: 4,222ndSafest: 4,455th
The Community of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Where flowers bloom, so does hope.
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Belalu

Population1.423 billion

CapitalBéla
LeaderLady Demetrá Vayna de Emelyne

CurrencyLugo
AnimalFruit Bat

The Community of Belalu is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lady Demetrá Vayna de Emelyne with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and public floggings. The compassionate population of 1.423 billion Belaluans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Béla. The average income tax rate is 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Belaluan economy, worth 124 trillion Lugoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is 87,192 Lugoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

"Lady Demetrá Vayna de Emelyne got your tongue?" has become a popular idiom, the country is governed by a clique of political insiders known colloquially as The Establishment, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, and it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belalu's national animal is the Fruit Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Belalu is ranked 297,605th in the world and 66th in Kavonia for Fattest Citizens, with 5.1 Obesity Rate.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,847thMost Pacifist: 4,222ndSafest: 4,455thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,558thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,688thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,782ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,272ndNicest Citizens: 6,678thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,785thBest Weather: 8,163rdMost Inclusive: 8,964thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,778thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,809thMost Influential: 9,915thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,003rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,171stHighest Food Quality: 11,320thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,581stHealthiest Citizens: 12,108thMost Income Equality: 12,242ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,808thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,125thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,704thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,577thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,758thMost Cultured: 17,389thSmartest Citizens: 17,485thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,640thLowest Crime Rates: 18,189thLargest Governments: 20,080thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,407thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,428thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,625thMost Secular: 22,533rd
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Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Belalu's influence in Kavonia rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Belalu's influence in Kavonia fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • : Belalu's influence in Kavonia rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Following new legislation in Belalu, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in Belalu, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : Belalu's influence in Kavonia rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Belalu's influence in Kavonia rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Belalu's influence in Kavonia fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
  • : Following new legislation in Belalu, the country is governed by a clique of political insiders known colloquially as The Establishment.
  • : Belalu was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 6 » Adeimantus, Greater Erland, Kolchelia, Beare Foria, Lorthos, and Kicadom Thonina.

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