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The Blessed Realm of Bettia

“Bettia am byth”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Basket Case
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Atlantian Oceania

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The Blessed Realm of Bettia is a gargantuan, devout nation, ruled by Hanabi Brooks with an even hand, and notable for its happy-go-lucky citizens. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 20.022 billion have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Law & Order, although the Environment and Religion & Spirituality are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gabalfa. The average income tax rate is 76%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Child labor has been outlawed, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, and phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bettia's national animal is the Arora, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Islam, and its currency is the Groat.

Bettia is ranked 169th in Atlantian Oceania and 121,406th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -13 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago

  • 16 days ago: Bettia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 10%).
  • 40 days ago: Bettia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 71 days ago: Bettia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 89 days ago: Bettia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 89 days ago: Bettia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 95 days ago: Following new legislation in Bettia, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • 95 days ago: Bettia lodged a message on the Atlantian Oceania Regional Message Board.
  • 95 days ago: Following new legislation in Bettia, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • 95 days ago: Following new legislation in Bettia, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure.
  • 95 days ago: Following new legislation in Bettia, child labor has been outlawed.

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