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Most Influential: 5,130thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,875thMost Cultured: 9,732nd
The Germanic Democracy of
Left-Leaning College State
Germanic blood flows trough us
Influence
Handshaker
RMB Moderator
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Belned

Population2.466 billion

CapitalNew-Antwerp
LeaderSilke De Jong
FaithFreyaism

CurrencyCrown frank
Animalbear

The Germanic Democracy of Belned is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Silke De Jong with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and frequent executions. The quiet, industrious population of 2.466 billion Belnedians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New-Antwerp. The average income tax rate is 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Belnedian economy, worth 310 trillion Crown franks a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 126,112 Crown franks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Newspapers are running a front-page picture of Silke De Jong holding a crowbar and standing over a bloodied stockbroker, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Belned, and ritual mummification is making a comeback. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belned's national animal is the bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Freyaism.

Belned is ranked 179,621st in the world and 135th in 21st Century Rome for Most Armed, with 0.23 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Influential: 5,130thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,875thMost Cultured: 9,732ndHighest Food Quality: 11,520thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,541stTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 11,863rdBest Weather: 12,045thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,120thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,525thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,293rdHealthiest Citizens: 13,608thMost Developed: 13,737thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,911thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,137thMost Efficient Economies: 14,309thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,936thMost Inclusive: 16,078thLowest Crime Rates: 17,546thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,767thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,545thLargest Governments: 20,057thSmartest Citizens: 20,089thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,622ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,801stHighest Average Incomes: 21,282ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,974thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,691stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,966thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,984th
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Highest Drug Use: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 18th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Belned, ritual mummification is making a comeback.
  • : Following new legislation in Belned, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Belned.
  • : Following new legislation in Belned, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Belned, newspapers are running a front-page picture of Silke De Jong holding a crowbar and standing over a bloodied stockbroker.
  • : Belned was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations and Highest Food Quality.
  • : Belned lodged a message on the 21st Century Rome Regional Message Board.
  • : Belned was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Belned, armed security details escort librarians to their homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Belned, camera crews have accompanied conscripted dancers to film 'Marching On Ice'.
  • : Following new legislation in Belned, prospective parents are cheering on the streets as they no longer need a license to have children.

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