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Most Influential: 2,280thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,834thMost Secular: 3,882nd
The Craggy Hills of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Civil Rights
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Economy
All-Consuming
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Belmoren

Population3.481 billion

CapitalArdmore
LeaderWesley Torensson
FaithNone

Currencykrone
AnimalPotoo

The Craggy Hills of Belmoren is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Wesley Torensson with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.481 billion Belmorenites love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ardmore. The average income tax rate is 73.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Belmorenian economy, worth 281 trillion kroner a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 80,869 kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Doctors prescribe videos of political debates to patients with insomnia, rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams, and primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belmoren's national animal is the Potoo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Belmoren is ranked 46,219th in the world and 497th in Europe for Highest Average Incomes, with 80,869.88 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 10,595thMost Inclusive: 10,657thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,170thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,589thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,688thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,897thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,242ndMost Subsidized Industry: 15,089thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,186thHealthiest Citizens: 15,545thSmartest Citizens: 20,400th
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Most Secular: 60th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 87th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 89th in the regionMost Pacifist: 96th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 104th in the region

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