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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 219thMost Influential: 473rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 671st
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Population28.391 billion

CapitalNew London
LeaderJames Lambert

CurrencyFederal Pound
AnimalEvil Unicorn

The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of Belschaft is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by James Lambert with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 28.391 billion Belschaftians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, 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 4.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Belschaftian economy, worth a remarkable 6,378 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 224,682 Federal Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

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, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belschaft's national animal is the Evil Unicorn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Belschaft is ranked 4,020th in the world and 127th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 95.09 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 219thMost Influential: 473rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 671stHighest Economic Output: 1,310thLargest Mining Sector: 1,350thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,379thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,892ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,229thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2,652ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,878thLargest Populations: 2,994thSmartest Citizens: 3,210thMost Developed: 4,020thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,129thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,143rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,748thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,082ndMost Avoided: 5,371stSafest: 5,843rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,413thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,641stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,512thLargest Retail Industry: 8,682ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,935thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,129thMost Cultured: 10,007thRudest Citizens: 10,051stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,895thTop
Most Stationary: 12,439thLowest Crime Rates: 12,518thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,851stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,890thLargest Black Market: 14,876thMost Secular: 15,347thLargest Governments: 16,465thMost Efficient Economies: 16,498thMost Politically Free: 18,381stHealthiest Citizens: 20,142nd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 42nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 52nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 56th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 74th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 81st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 95th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 107th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 107th in the regionMost Developed: 127th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 135th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 177th in the regionMost Politically Free: 178th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 190th in the regionSafest: 195th in the regionMost Avoided: 202nd in the regionMost Stationary: 210th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 247th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 263rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 266th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 288th in the regionMost Cultured: 295th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 315th in the regionRudest Citizens: 318th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 353rd in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 413th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 463rd in the regionLargest Governments: 472nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 493rd in the regionMost Secular: 532nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 540th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 542nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 617th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 647th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 705th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 753rd in the region

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