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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 423rdMost Influential: 629thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 689th
The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of
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Population27.035 billion

CapitalNew London
LeaderJames Lambert

CurrencyFederal Pound
AnimalEvil Unicorn

The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of Belschaft is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by James Lambert with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 27.035 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 3.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Belschaftian economy, worth a remarkable 6,235 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 230,629 Federal Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 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 38,557th in the world and 1,265th in the South Pacific for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 4,362.44 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 423rdMost Influential: 629thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 689thHighest Economic Output: 1,202ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,267thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,314thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,873rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,879thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,076thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,030thLargest Populations: 3,059thSmartest Citizens: 3,140thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,509thMost Developed: 3,955thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,085thMost Avoided: 4,166thHighest Average Incomes: 4,279thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,281stSafest: 5,681stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,937thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,069thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,783rdLargest Retail Industry: 8,020thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,633rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,857thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,368thMost Cultured: 9,758thRudest Citizens: 10,155thTop
Largest Black Market: 11,499thLowest Crime Rates: 12,584thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,308thMost Stationary: 13,393rdMost Advanced Public Education: 14,083rdMost Secular: 14,779thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,102ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,408thMost Efficient Economies: 16,102ndLargest Governments: 16,177thMost Politically Free: 17,920thHealthiest Citizens: 20,215th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 32nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 39th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 52nd in the regionMost Influential: 53rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 68th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 77th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 98th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 98th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 102nd in the regionMost Avoided: 102nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 114th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 124th in the regionMost Developed: 126th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 171st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 179th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 187th in the regionSafest: 198th in the regionMost Stationary: 236th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 237th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 263rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 267th in the regionMost Cultured: 269th in the regionRudest Citizens: 290th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 309th in the regionLargest Black Market: 328th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 368th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 421st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 437th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 441st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 442nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 456th in the regionLargest Governments: 458th in the regionMost Secular: 513th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 526th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 666th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 713th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 738th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 743rd in the region

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