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The Federal Republic of Belarum

“With Justice For All”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: European Union

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The Federal Republic of Belarum is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Evan Burke with a fair hand, and remarkable for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 19.185 billion Belarians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Commerce, and Defence. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bastia. The average income tax rate is 45%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

Meat-eating is frowned upon, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, citizens must pay to enjoy Belarum's pristine beaches, and it's always rabbit season. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belarum's national animal is the eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the euro.

Belarum is ranked 85th in European Union and 83,944th in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, scoring 51 on the Inverse Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 25 days ago

  • 3 days 16 hours ago: Belarum was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 4 days ago: Belarum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 10%).
  • 4 days ago: Belarum was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Average.
  • 5 days ago: Belarum fell out of the regional Top 10% for Fattest Citizens.
  • 6 days ago: Belarum fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 6 days ago: Belarum fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 14 days ago: Belarum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 18 days ago: Belarum was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 20 days ago: Belarum was endorsed by The Grand Sovereign Confederacy of Ventelia.
  • 24 days ago: Belarum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: Top 1%).

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Nouvelle Picardie, Pax Aurea, Occoron, Quadrance, Marrakechia, GroBdeutsches Reich, and Ventelia.

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