Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 636thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,342ndHighest Economic Output: 1,355th
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Population30.62 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 museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 30.62 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 4.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Belschaftian economy, worth a remarkable 6,946 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 226,857 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 2,707th in the world and 71st in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 145.25 on the Hayek Index.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 636thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,342ndHighest Economic Output: 1,355thLargest Mining Sector: 1,542ndMost Influential: 1,589thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,046thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,613thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,707thTop
Largest Populations: 2,892ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,017thSmartest Citizens: 3,334thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,877thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,017thMost Developed: 4,075thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,422ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,975thHighest Average Incomes: 5,230thSafest: 5,857thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,539thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,119thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,874thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,986thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,357thLargest Retail Industry: 9,408thMost Cultured: 10,028thMost Stationary: 10,696thRudest Citizens: 11,380thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,611thLowest Crime Rates: 12,730thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,873rdTop
Most Secular: 15,259thLargest Governments: 15,605thLargest Black Market: 16,310thHealthiest Citizens: 17,856thMost Efficient Economies: 18,212thHighest Food Quality: 21,141stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23,809thMost Politically Free: 23,854thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25,885thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26,412th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 31st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 50th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 71st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 88th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 94th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 99th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 108th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 111th in the regionMost Developed: 119th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 121st in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 144th in the regionMost Influential: 147th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 157th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 179th in the regionSafest: 181st in the regionMost Stationary: 182nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 191st in the regionMost Politically Free: 207th in the regionLargest Black Market: 231st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 240th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 255th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 263rd in the regionMost Cultured: 291st in the regionRudest Citizens: 323rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 343rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 365th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 365th in the regionLargest Governments: 419th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 455th in the regionMost Secular: 462nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 532nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 560th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 590th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 628th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 706th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 741st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 810th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 899th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,005th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,218th in the region

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