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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 603rd Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 664th Most Influential: 999th
The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of
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Population24.985 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 renowned for its anti-smoking policies, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 24.985 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 2.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Belschaftian economy, worth a remarkable 5,818 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. Average income is an amazing 232,861 Federal Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 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 8,447th in the world and 256th in the South Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 414.72 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 603rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 664thMost Influential: 999thLargest Mining Sector: 1,067thHighest Economic Output: 1,139thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,235thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,563rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,650thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,833rdMost Avoided: 2,882ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,084thSmartest Citizens: 3,096thLargest Populations: 3,175thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,244thHighest Average Incomes: 3,643rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,900thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,949thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,538thSafest: 5,859thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,922ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,944thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,235thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,333rdRudest Citizens: 7,341stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,447thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,582ndLargest Black Market: 8,702ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,794thMost Politically Free: 8,919thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,420thMost Cultured: 10,135thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,470thMost Secular: 12,497thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,624thLowest Crime Rates: 13,894thMost Efficient Economies: 14,510thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,982ndMost Stationary: 15,694thLargest Governments: 16,128th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 26th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 28th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 29th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 37th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 53rd in the regionMost Avoided: 54th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 59th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 71st in the regionMost Influential: 80th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 88th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 92nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 94th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 95th in the regionLargest Black Market: 134th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 142nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 147th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 149th in the regionMost Politically Free: 151st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 173rd in the regionSafest: 188th in the regionRudest Citizens: 198th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 229th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 237th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 256th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 269th in the regionMost Cultured: 282nd in the regionMost Stationary: 288th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 317th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 379th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 391st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 396th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 431st in the regionLargest Governments: 432nd in the regionMost Secular: 435th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 464th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 517th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 522nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 552nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 577th in the regionMost Developed: 640th in the region

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