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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 855thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,785thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,574th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Tariņa da linco sinari.
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Belgaam

Population7.309 billion

CurrencyFanoa
AnimalPinklinkas

The Republic of Belgaam is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, zero percent divorce rate, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.309 billion Belgaamians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Education, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 86.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Belgaamian economy, worth 795 trillion Fanoas 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, 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 impressive 108,817 Fanoas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Children have lost interest in toy guns in favor of toy meth lab kits, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home, and giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belgaam's national animal is the Pinklinkas, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Belgaam is ranked 207,804th in the world and 6,122nd in Osiris for Most Primitive, scoring -228.76 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 855thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,785thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,574thMost Devout: 4,800thLargest Black Market: 6,369thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,585thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,507thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,500thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,783rdMost Corrupt Governments: 10,295thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,961stTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 16,591stLargest Governments: 17,262ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,101stHighest Poor Incomes: 21,322ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,587thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,378th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 39th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 178th in the regionMost Devout: 220th in the regionLargest Black Market: 308th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 340th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 404th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 462nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 485th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 515th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 558th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Belgaam's influence in Osiris rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Belgaam was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Belgaam was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Belgaam was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Belgaam was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Belgaam was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Belgaam was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Belgaam's influence in Osiris rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Belgaam changed its national nation type to "Republic".
  • : Belgaam altered its national flag.

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