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The Federal Republic of Belschaft

“PAX QUĂRITUR BELLO”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Federal Republic of Belschaft is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by James Lambert with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 13.894 billion Belschaftians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New London. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Book Publishing.

Belschaft's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, Belschaft Crested Hawks are becoming popular in pet stores nationwide, university graduates and new home-owners toil in labour camps to work off their debts, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belschaft's national animal is the Belschaft Crested Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its currency is the Federal Pound.

Belschaft is ranked 18th in the South Pacific and 1,620th in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 12 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 hours ago

  • 4 days ago: Belschaft was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 27 days ago: Belschaft was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 39 days ago: Belschaft was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 45 days ago: Belschaft was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • 69 days ago: Belschaft was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 72 days ago: Belschaft was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 5%).
  • 79 days ago: Belschaft fell out of the regional Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 83 days ago: Belschaft was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 94 days ago: Belschaft was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates (last census: Top 1%).
  • 97 days ago: Belschaft was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 10%).

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