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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,535thRudest Citizens: 3,040thLargest Retail Industry: 3,042nd
The Glorious Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest Nation-Hating Hippies
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Belands

Population6.486 billion

CapitalEmpyreus
LeaderPremier Leader
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyBeld
AnimalFalcon

The Glorious Republic of Belands is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Premier Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 6.486 billion Belandsians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Empyreus. The average income tax rate is 71.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Belandsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,058 trillion Belds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 163,171 Belds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

It's often raining men (hallelujah) in Empyreus, a bureaucratic fight over BIA cafeteria food expenditures has caused the temporary suspension of all agency counterintelligence operations, police struggle to solve crimes due to the lack of fingerprint records, and suburban families are finding themselves increasingly short on food as they waste precious water on their lawns. Crime is totally unknown. Belands's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Belands is ranked 187,638th in the world and 208th in Spiritus for Most Armed, with 0.23 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,535thRudest Citizens: 3,040thLargest Retail Industry: 3,042ndMost Devout: 3,970thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,269thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,586thMost Efficient Economies: 4,738thMost Cultured: 4,753rdMost Influential: 5,924thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,382ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,551stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,752ndNicest Citizens: 6,963rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,680thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,828thSmartest Citizens: 8,339thMost Developed: 8,594thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,610thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,893rdMost Inclusive: 8,956thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,559thHighest Average Incomes: 11,624thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,115thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,538thLowest Crime Rates: 13,567thLargest Governments: 13,716thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,208thMost Pacifist: 14,895thBest Weather: 15,301stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,322ndSafest: 15,531stHighest Economic Output: 17,387thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,425thHealthiest Citizens: 20,868thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,408th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 21st in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionNicest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Inclusive: 26th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 31st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Belands, suburban families are finding themselves increasingly short on food as they waste precious water on their lawns.
  • : Belands endorsed The Kingdom of Southern Doggerland.
  • : Belands endorsed The Federal Republic of United Penguin States of Antarctica.
  • : Belands was endorsed by The Federal Republic of United Penguin States of Antarctica.
  • : Following new legislation in Belands, police struggle to solve crimes due to the lack of fingerprint records.
  • : Following new legislation in Belands, a bureaucratic fight over BIA cafeteria food expenditures has caused the temporary suspension of all agency counterintelligence operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Belands, it's often raining men (hallelujah) in Empyreus.
  • : Belands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Belands, the government loves seeing the little people fight.
  • : Following new legislation in Belands, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.

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