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The Blessed Realm of Bettia

“Bettia am byth”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Struggling
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Atlantian Oceania

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The Blessed Realm of Bettia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Hanabi Brooks with an even hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, intelligent population of 21.362 billion Bettians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78%. 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.

Aroras have more rights than the average citizen, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. 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 3rd in Atlantian Oceania and 2,313th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 314 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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