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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 235thMost Influential: 463rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 678th
The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of
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Population28.654 billion

CapitalNew London
LeaderJames Lambert

CurrencyFederal Pound
AnimalEvil Unicorn

The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of Belschaft is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by James Lambert with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 28.654 billion Belschaftians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, 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. The average income tax rate is 3.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Belschaftian economy, worth a remarkable 6,491 trillion Federal Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 226,565 Federal Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', vaccinations are mandatory, and movie references are legally admissible in court. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belschaft's national animal is the Evil Unicorn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Belschaft is ranked 20,597th in the world and 739th in the South Pacific for Highest Food Quality, scoring 110.41 on the Meeshlin-Starr Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 235thMost Influential: 463rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 678thHighest Economic Output: 1,298thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,364thLargest Mining Sector: 1,375thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,847thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,120thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2,494thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,835thLargest Populations: 2,975thSmartest Citizens: 3,232ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,807thMost Developed: 4,035thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,124thHighest Average Incomes: 4,735thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,954thSafest: 5,826thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,478thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,288thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,376thLargest Retail Industry: 8,606thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,921stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,993rdMost Cultured: 9,977thRudest Citizens: 10,128thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,418thTop
Most Stationary: 12,049thLowest Crime Rates: 12,466thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,728thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,726thLargest Black Market: 14,732ndMost Secular: 15,054thLargest Governments: 16,301stMost Efficient Economies: 16,474thMost Politically Free: 17,434thHealthiest Citizens: 20,116thHighest Food Quality: 20,597thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,694th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 39th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 53rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 56th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 64th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 83rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 100th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 105th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 133rd in the regionMost Developed: 137th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 165th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 190th in the regionSafest: 198th in the regionMost Politically Free: 200th in the regionMost Stationary: 207th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 230th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 246th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 265th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 283rd in the regionMost Cultured: 300th in the regionRudest Citizens: 307th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 307th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 365th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 425th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 452nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 457th in the regionLargest Black Market: 474th in the regionLargest Governments: 476th in the regionMost Secular: 535th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 541st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 659th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 695th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 695th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 704th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 734th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 739th in the region

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