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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 397thMost Influential: 666thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 670th
The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of
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Population26.542 billion

CapitalNew London
LeaderJames Lambert

CurrencyFederal Pound
AnimalEvil Unicorn

The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of Belschaft is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by James Lambert with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 26.542 billion Belschaftians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

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. The average income tax rate is 2.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Belschaftian economy, worth a remarkable 6,231 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 234,794 Federal Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

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. Belschaft's national animal is the Evil Unicorn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Belschaft is ranked 670th in the world and 13th in the South Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 17,931.22 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 397thMost Influential: 666thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 670thHighest Economic Output: 1,163rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,172ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,269thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,661stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,809thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,907thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,648thLargest Populations: 3,067thSmartest Citizens: 3,135thMost Avoided: 3,404thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,807thMost Developed: 4,026thHighest Average Incomes: 4,043rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,127thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,911thSafest: 5,808thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,977thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,084thLargest Retail Industry: 7,091stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,481stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,860thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,458thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,492ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,883rdLargest Black Market: 9,535thRudest Citizens: 9,542ndMost Cultured: 9,738thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,546thLowest Crime Rates: 13,420thMost Stationary: 13,832ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,905thMost Politically Free: 14,259thMost Secular: 14,367thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,062ndMost Efficient Economies: 15,284thLargest Governments: 16,138thHealthiest Citizens: 20,619th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 32nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 37th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 40th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionMost Influential: 56th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionMost Avoided: 70th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 71st in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 95th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 101st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 106th in the regionMost Developed: 125th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 130th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 177th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 179th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 191st in the regionSafest: 193rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 197th in the regionMost Stationary: 242nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 247th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 258th in the regionRudest Citizens: 265th in the regionLargest Black Market: 267th in the regionMost Politically Free: 271st in the regionMost Cultured: 274th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 284th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 330th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 371st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 405th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 425th in the regionLargest Governments: 433rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 441st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 457th in the regionMost Secular: 512th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 654th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 663rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 664th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 678th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 746th in the region

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