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Most Conservative: 4,735thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,714thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,306th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Charge, for The Republic!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Rare

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Beteya

Population14 million

CurrencyBedaria
AnimalThe Wild Beteyian

The Republic of Beteya is a tiny, orderly nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 14 million Beteyans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 21.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Beteyan economy, worth 618 billion Bedarias a year, is led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 44,175 Bedarias, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, elections have been outlawed, gambling is outlawed, and lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Beteya's national animal is the The Wild Beteyian, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Beteya is ranked 164,140th in the world and 64th in Hiyamashu for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 325.94 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Conservative: 4,735thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,714thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 12,306thMost Authoritarian: 16,917th
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Most Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Beteya's influence in Hiyamashu rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Beteya's influence in Hiyamashu rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Beteya was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Beteya, lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders.
  • : Beteya lodged a message on the Hiyamashu Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Beteya, gambling is outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Beteya, elections have been outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Beteya, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas.
  • : Following new legislation in Beteya, the newest East Lebatuckese coins have "long live East Lebatuck" on heads and "death to Beteya" on tails.
  • : Following new legislation in Beteya, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.

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