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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, devout nation, ruled by Hanabi Brooks with an even hand, and notable for its complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, intelligent population of 20.827 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 77%. 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 172nd in Atlantian Oceania and 112,225th in the world for Rudest Citizens, with -302.9 Insults Per Minute (net).

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 hours ago

  • 2 days 16 hours ago: Bettia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 62 days ago: Bettia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Influential (last census: #1).
  • 93 days ago: Bettia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • 94 days ago: Bettia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
  • 129 days ago: Bettia was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • 129 days ago: Following new legislation in Bettia, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • 129 days ago: Following new legislation in Bettia, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas.
  • 129 days ago: Following new legislation in Bettia, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • 129 days ago: Following new legislation in Bettia, Aroras have more rights than the average citizen.
  • 129 days ago: Following new legislation in Bettia, nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure.

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