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Most Pro-Market: 613thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,213thMost Stationary: 2,394th
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Belanger Bay

Population24.408 billion

CapitalCapital Heights

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Belanger Bay is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its complete lack of public education, absence of drug laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 24.408 billion Belanger Bayians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals keep a keen eye out for any attempt to organize such a thing, and ruthlessly crush it. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. Income tax is unheard of.

The strong Belanger Bayian economy, worth a remarkable 1,130 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Furniture Restoration, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Retail. Average income is 46,331 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 314,995 per year while the poor average 2,489, a ratio of 126 to 1.

The streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars, military funding has been stripped back, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and Belanger Bay has designated Capital Heights as its capital city. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Belanger Bay's national animal is the deer, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Belanger Bay is ranked 228,574th in the world and 8th in Cote dIvoire for Largest Governments, scoring zero on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Pro-Market: 613thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,213thTop
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Most Stationary: 2,394thLargest Populations: 3,719thHighest Crime Rates: 4,152ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,950thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,209thRudest Citizens: 9,516thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,471stMost Politically Free: 10,913thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,083rdTop
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Most Extreme: 11,557thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,875thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,061stFattest Citizens: 13,787thHighest Economic Output: 14,366thMost Armed: 16,118thMost Avoided: 16,187thHighest Drug Use: 16,214thMost Influential: 18,070thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,860th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Belanger Bay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Belanger Bay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Belanger Bay was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Belanger Bay was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Belanger Bay was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Belanger Bay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Belanger Bay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Belanger Bay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Belanger Bay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Belanger Bay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.

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