by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,435thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,143rdNicest Citizens: 5,249th
The Neo-Socialist State of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Rise above
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population2.972 billion

CapitalBeal City
LeaderSaint Thomas More


The Neo-Socialist State of Beal is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Saint Thomas More with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.972 billion Beals enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Administration, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beal City. The average income tax rate is 68.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bealian economy, worth 324 trillion Beals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 109,094 Beals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, and Beals submit requests for a date in writing with an enclosed RSVP card. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Beal's national animal is the jaguar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Beal is ranked 16,243rd in the world and 31st in Texas for Most Developed, scoring 84.8 on the Human Development Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,435thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,143rdNicest Citizens: 5,249thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,775thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,641stMost Pacifist: 7,098thMost Inclusive: 7,621stMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,773rdLargest Welfare Programs: 8,056thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 9,349thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,639thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,311thLargest Retail Industry: 11,820thMost Influential: 12,419thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,791stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,865thSafest: 14,041stSmartest Citizens: 14,464thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,793rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,982ndLongest Average Lifespans: 15,370thMost Cultured: 15,821stMost Developed: 16,243rdLargest Publishing Industry: 16,355thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,063rd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionMost Income Equality: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Beal's influence in Texas rose from "Zero" to "Page".
  • : Beal altered its national flag.
  • : Beal applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Beal relocated from Lazarus to Texas.
  • : Beal's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Beal's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Beal was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Beal ceased to exist in Texas.
  • : Beal was endorsed by The Confederate States of Ole Dixieland.
  • : Beal was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".


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