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Nudest: 437thMost Income Equality: 11,316thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,816th
The Nomadic Peoples of
Democratic Socialists
The Pen is Mightier than the Sword
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Bellerre

Population40 million

CurrencyBelle
AnimalWhite-Tailed Deer

The Nomadic Peoples of Bellerre is a small, safe nation, remarkable for its feral children, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The democratic, devout population of 40 million Bellerreans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Environment, and Social Policy. The average income tax rate is 77.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The fragile Bellerrean economy, worth 910 billion Belles 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 slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Gambling, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. 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 22,753 Belles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People across the world seek to be healthier by eliminating carbs, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, society has literally been thrown to the wolves, and unemployed judges can be found squatting in abandoned courthouses. Crime is almost non-existent. Bellerre's national animal is the White-Tailed Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bellerre is ranked 179,815th in the world and 86th in Refugia for Most Corrupt Governments, with 0.86 Kickbacks Per Hour.

Top
1%
Nudest: 437thTop
5%
Most Income Equality: 11,316thTop
10%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,816thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,305thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,783rdMost Inclusive: 22,700th
Top
5%
Nudest: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bellerre, unemployed judges can be found squatting in abandoned courthouses.
  • : Following new legislation in Bellerre, society has literally been thrown to the wolves.
  • : Following new legislation in Bellerre, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • : Bellerre's influence in Refugia rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in Bellerre, people across the world seek to be healthier by eliminating carbs.
  • : Following new legislation in Bellerre, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Bellerre was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nudest, the Top 5% for Most Income Equality, and the Top 10% for Most Inclusive.
  • : Following new legislation in Bellerre, public nudity is compulsory.
  • : Bellerre published "How Does: Issues" (Meta: Reference).
  • : Following new legislation in Bellerre, people are bored of easy crossword puzzles.

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