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Largest Welfare Programs: 97th Largest Publishing Industry: 101st Most Rebellious Youth: 164th
The Gymanwlad Sosialaidd of
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Beddgelert

Population32.045 billion

CapitalAcinc
Leaderthe Soveriegn Body of the Populace
FaithGeletian Druidism

Currencygwarthegion
Animalbaedd gwyllt

The Gymanwlad Sosialaidd of Beddgelert is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Soveriegn Body of the Populace with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cheerful population of 32.045 billion Beddgelens are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Acinc. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Beddgelen economy, worth a remarkable 7,571 trillion gwarthegions 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, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 236,278 gwarthegions, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, and the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Beddgelert's national animal is the baedd gwyllt, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Geletian Druidism.

Beddgelert is ranked 181,921st in the world and 20th in A Modern World for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -41.64 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 97thLargest Publishing Industry: 101stMost Rebellious Youth: 164thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 193rdMost Armed: 196thLargest Black Market: 235thHighest Crime Rates: 258thLargest Populations: 330thLeast Corrupt Governments: 381stHighest Economic Output: 502ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 527thHighest Poor Incomes: 573rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 712thMost Stationary: 977thSmartest Citizens: 1,009thMost Cultured: 1,388thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,984thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,250thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,306thLargest Governments: 2,380thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,518thHighest Average Incomes: 3,032ndMost Developed: 3,122ndMost Avoided: 3,490thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,649thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,740thHealthiest Citizens: 3,999thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,318thMost Influential: 5,696thMost Secular: 6,087thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,845thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,228thMost Inclusive: 8,007thTop
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Most Income Equality: 9,366thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,440thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,530thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,803rdMost Efficient Economies: 13,282ndLongest Average Lifespans: 13,624thNudest: 16,507th
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Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the region

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