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The Blessed Realm of Bettia

“Bettia am byth”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Atlantian Oceania


The Blessed Realm of Bettia is a gargantuan, devout nation, ruled by Hanabi Brooks with an even hand, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, intelligent population of 21.207 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 on the agenda. 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 171st in Atlantian Oceania and 112,900th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring -19 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Bettia is currently considering its options.

People: 21,207,012,072

Zombies: 0

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Most Recent Government Activity: 17 days ago


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