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Largest Populations: 5,250th Best Weather: 5,715th Most Beautiful Environments: 8,729th
The Federation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Pax et unitatis
Influence
Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Belfras

Population20.206 billion

CapitalThessalona
LeaderSovereign Prince Nicholaus
FaithFabrian Catholicism

CurrencyBelfrasian Lira
AnimalBrown-coat Fox

The Federation of Belfras is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sovereign Prince Nicholaus with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The quiet, industrious population of 20.206 billion Belfrasians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thessalona. The average income tax rate is 70.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Belfrasian economy, worth 750 trillion Belfrasian Lire a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 37,155 Belfrasian Lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and students cut up leftover Belfrasian Liras during Arts and Crafts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belfras's national animal is the Brown-coat Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fabrian Catholicism.

Belfras is ranked 164,353rd in the world and 41st in Ajax for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -10 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 8,729thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,024thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,604thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,249thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,276thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,875th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Belfras changed its national leader to "Sovereign Prince Nicholaus".
  • : Belfras lodged a message on the Ajax Regional Message Board.
  • : Belfras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Belfras lodged a message on the Ajax Regional Message Board.
  • : Belfras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Belfras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Belfras's influence in Ajax rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Belfras was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombified and the Top 5% for Most Dead.
  • : Belfras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Belfras's influence in Ajax rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".

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