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Most Armed: 1,706thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,250thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,643rd
The Free Land of
Capitalist Paradise
Blut und Eisen
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Superpower
Founder
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Belkom

Population435 million

CapitalNew Atlas

CurrencyBelko-buck
AnimalTiger

The Free Land of Belkom is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 435 million Belkomians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Atlas. The average income tax rate is 18.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Belkomian economy, worth 62.3 trillion Belko-bucks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 143,171 Belko-bucks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Tourists are denied entry because of a distant relative married to a Lilliputian, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out, jails have become colloquially known as 'vampire houses', and prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Belkom's national animal is the Tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Belkom is ranked 108,412th in the world and 4th in The Capitalistic States of Independenica for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,294.31 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Armed: 1,706thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 4,250thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,643rdFattest Citizens: 5,002ndMost Avoided: 5,165thRudest Citizens: 5,679thHighest Crime Rates: 6,605thLargest Mining Sector: 6,889thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,122ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,153rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,958thLargest Retail Industry: 9,390thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 13,555thMost Efficient Economies: 14,447thMost Secular: 14,531stHighest Average Incomes: 15,051stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,110thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,958thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,301stHighest Poor Incomes: 18,302ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,437thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,484th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, jails have become colloquially known as 'vampire houses'.
  • : Belkom voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Wallenburg".
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out.
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, tourists are denied entry because of a distant relative married to a Lilliputian.
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, a new religious movement claims that people's souls are stored in phosphorus.
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, daisy chain gangs plant flowers and pick up litter.
  • : Belkom voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Belkom, government officials across Belkom are being "encouraged" to adopt Tigers to set an example for the populace.

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