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Least Corrupt Governments: 943rdHighest Drug Use: 1,295thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,305th
The Intergalactic Alliance of
Anarchy
Peace, Liberty, Advancement
Influence
Ambassador
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Betelgeuse Alliance

Population5.114 billion

CapitalBetelgeuse City
LeaderRoger A

CurrencyBetel
AnimalYEET

The Intergalactic Alliance of Betelgeuse Alliance is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Roger A with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 5.114 billion Betelgeusians 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 relatively small, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Betelgeuse City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Betelgeuse Alliancean economy, worth a remarkable 1,017 trillion Betels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 198,943 Betels, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 705,442 per year while the poor average 40,470, a ratio of 17.4 to 1.

You need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call, and sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Betelgeuse Alliance's national animal is the YEET, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Betelgeuse Alliance is ranked 143,313th in the world and 88th in RGBN for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 154.49 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 943rdHighest Drug Use: 1,295thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,305thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,472ndNicest Citizens: 2,045thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,061stHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,086thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,193rdTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,707thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,419thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,557thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,805thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,839thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,946thMost Inclusive: 4,175thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,800thMost Pacifist: 4,980thSmartest Citizens: 5,517thMost Cultured: 5,858thHealthiest Citizens: 6,253rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,431stRudest Citizens: 6,595thHighest Average Incomes: 6,772ndSafest: 7,079thMost Developed: 7,481stLargest Welfare Programs: 8,084thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,189thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,572ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,043rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,278thTop
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Most Secular: 12,538thBest Weather: 13,763rdMost Beautiful Environments: 16,493rdMost Pro-Market: 17,158thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,519thMost Extreme: 17,632ndHighest Economic Output: 17,852ndMost Politically Free: 18,474thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,004thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,722ndMost Advanced Public Education: 20,309thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,586thLargest Governments: 21,428thMost Stationary: 21,490thMost Influential: 21,804th
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Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Betelgeuse Alliance's influence in RGBN fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • : Following new legislation in Betelgeuse Alliance, sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Betelgeuse Alliance, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call.
  • : Following new legislation in Betelgeuse Alliance, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns.
  • : Betelgeuse Alliance's influence in RGBN rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Following new legislation in Betelgeuse Alliance, you need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly.
  • : Following new legislation in Betelgeuse Alliance, the government is reining in public spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Betelgeuse Alliance, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Betelgeuse Alliance, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts.
  • : Following new legislation in Betelgeuse Alliance, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.

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