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Population8.527 billion

CapitalJennifers Lush

AnimalBetmetian Bull

The Corporatocratic Monarchy of Betmet is a colossal, socially progressive nation, renowned for its flagrant waste-dumping, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 8.527 billion Betmetians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jennifers Lush. The average income tax rate is 70.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Betmetian economy, worth a remarkable 1,079 trillion Ridgers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 126,594 Ridgers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Ranchers are adept at mimicking wolf attacks, surprising numbers of poor people are protesting against taxing the rich, money grows on trees, and music teachers are commonly seen busking in order to fund their music programs. Crime is totally unknown. Betmet's national animal is the Betmetian Bull, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Betmet is ranked 249,206th in the world and 308th in Anteria for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -73.27 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,626thMost Influential: 7,917thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,082ndMost Developed: 11,493rdNicest Citizens: 11,598thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,740thMost Inclusive: 11,812thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,012thSmartest Citizens: 12,070thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,343rdHighest Food Quality: 12,353rdMost Cultured: 12,598thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 13,881stLargest Welfare Programs: 14,092ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,538thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,714thMost Efficient Economies: 14,789thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,526thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,819thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,183rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,184thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,227thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,328thHighest Economic Output: 19,332ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,434thMost Secular: 19,680thBest Weather: 20,100thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,084thMost Politically Free: 21,579thHealthiest Citizens: 21,894thLargest Governments: 22,087thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22,842ndHighest Average Incomes: 23,156thSafest: 23,862nd
Most Politically Free: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionRudest Citizens: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 30th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 30th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 30th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 32nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 33rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 36th in the region

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