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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 162nd Most Influential: 354th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 865th
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The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of Belschaft is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by James Lambert with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, daily referendums, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 19.218 billion Belschaftians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New London. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Belschaftian economy, worth a remarkable 4,571 trillion Federal Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 237,868 Federal Pounds, with the richest citizens earning 7.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy, public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned, and citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'. Crime is totally unknown. Belschaft's national animal is the Evil Unicorn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Belschaft is ranked 167,222nd in the world and 8,228th in the South Pacific for Most Devout, with 3.95 Prayers Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 162ndMost Influential: 354thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 865thLargest Mining Sector: 1,032ndHighest Economic Output: 1,145thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 1,895thRudest Citizens: 1,954thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,008thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,044thSmartest Citizens: 2,279thMost Avoided: 2,358thHighest Average Incomes: 2,445thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,784thLargest Retail Industry: 2,984thMost Secular: 3,261stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,288thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,364thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,844thLargest Populations: 4,050thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,199thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,560thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,950thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,732ndSafest: 6,534thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,222ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,451stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,795thTop
Largest Black Market: 9,303rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,761stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,521stMost Politically Free: 10,782ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,291stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,806thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,910thMost Cultured: 15,177thLowest Crime Rates: 15,528thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,542nd
Most Influential: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 32nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 32nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 39th in the regionMost Avoided: 43rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 43rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 44th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 45th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 50th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 54th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 67th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 76th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 93rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 106th in the regionLargest Black Market: 116th in the regionMost Secular: 117th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 125th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 140th in the regionSafest: 185th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 214th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 233rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 259th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 321st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 333rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 362nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 379th in the regionMost Politically Free: 399th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 411th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 453rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 456th in the regionMost Cultured: 464th in the regionLargest Governments: 473rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 513th in the regionMost Developed: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 665th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 813th in the region

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