by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 9thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 60thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 128th
The Democratic People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Serve the State
Fleet Admiral Nicholas Millett
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population17.973 billion

LeaderFleet Admiral Nicholas Millett
FaithThe Worker's Party of Beatesia


The Democratic People's Republic of Beatesia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Fleet Admiral Nicholas Millett with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory vegetarianism, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 17.973 billion Beatesians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Public Transport, and Industry are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beatesgrad. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Beatesian economy, worth a remarkable 6,362 trillion Shillings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 354,007 Shillings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children seem to be getting better at lying these days, the line of people waiting for a visa interview in front of foreign embassies is typically a mile long, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, and power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Beatesia's national animal is the Owl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is The Worker's Party of Beatesia.

Beatesia is ranked 417th in the world and 12th in Balder for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 22,559 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 9thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 60thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 128thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 167thLargest Black Market: 322ndMost Subsidized Industry: 417thMost Advanced Public Education: 466thHighest Poor Incomes: 655thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,000thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,235thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,265thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,505thHighest Average Incomes: 1,535thLargest Governments: 1,537thLowest Crime Rates: 1,693rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,732ndHighest Economic Output: 2,001stMost Patriotic: 2,826thTop
Most Developed: 3,816thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,162ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,214thMost Authoritarian: 4,510thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,943rdMost Secular: 5,154thMost Efficient Economies: 6,834thMost Conservative: 7,609thSmartest Citizens: 10,469thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,821stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,539thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,553rdTop
Largest Populations: 18,374thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,418thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,814thLargest Mining Sector: 20,054thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,058thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26,065thMost Extreme: 27,814th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 37th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionLargest Governments: 48th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 48th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 55th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 61st in the regionMost Patriotic: 62nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 65th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 75th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 109th in the regionMost Extreme: 145th in the regionMost Developed: 173rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 210th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 210th in the regionMost Conservative: 275th in the regionMost Secular: 278th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 317th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 320th in the regionLargest Populations: 421st in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 533rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 593rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 792nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 798th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,005th in the regionMost Income Equality: 1,046th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Beatesia's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Beatesia's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Beatesia was refounded in Balder.
  • : Beatesia ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Beatesia's influence in Osiris rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Beatesia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Beatesia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Beatesia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Beatesia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Beatesia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.