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Nudest: 1,165th Most Stationary: 2,292nd Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,595th
The 11th of July of
Democratic Socialists
Free at last
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population12.67 billion

CapitalGroeninghe Couter
LeaderDe Leeuw van Vlaanderen
FaithHeilige Godelieve van Gistel


The 11th of July of 1302 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by De Leeuw van Vlaanderen with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 12.67 billion 1302ians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Groeninghe Couter. The average income tax rate is 87.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The 1302ian economy, worth 749 trillion Euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 59,193 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, public nudity is compulsory, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 1302's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Heilige Godelieve van Gistel.

1302 is ranked 160,566th in the world and 98th in Vlaanderen for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.19 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Nudest: 1,165thTop
Most Stationary: 2,292ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,595thMost Influential: 7,275thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 8,638thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,908thMost Income Equality: 9,444thLargest Populations: 9,866thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,151stLargest Welfare Programs: 10,374thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,820thMost Pacifist: 11,890thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,190thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,235thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,994thNicest Citizens: 14,159thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,354thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,339thHighest Economic Output: 15,887th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 1302 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : 1302 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies, the Top 5% for Most Zombified, and the Top 10% for Most Dead.
  • : 1302 was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from The Dictatorship of Belgica Maior, infecting 10 million survivors.
  • : 1302 was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Dictatorship of Belgica Maior, killing 1 million zombies.
  • : 1302 was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from The Dictatorship of Belgica Maior, infecting 17 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!
  • : 1302 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and Least Corrupt Governments and the Top 10% for Most Survivors.
  • : 1302 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : 1302 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : 1302 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : 1302 renamed the office held by The Hope and Glory of Ravania Ultra from "Vice-Minister-President" to "Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken" in Vlaanderen.


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