by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,951stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,208thMost Secular: 10,761st
The Great Northern Nation of
Moralistic Democracy
“Beldemark shall rule the North! Hail the Empire!”
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Empire of Beldemark

Population781 million

LeaderWilliam Hartford

AnimalArctic Bear

The Great Northern Nation of Empire of Beldemark is a huge, safe nation, ruled by William Hartford with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, aversion to nipples, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 781 million Beldemarkians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fviserwinterland. The average income tax rate is 66.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Beldemarkian economy, worth 91.3 trillion Marlics a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 116,838 Marlics, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

William Hartford has just been declared ruler of Empire of Beldemark in an international press conference, children are raised bilingual from an early age, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes, and popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Empire of Beldemark's national animal is the Arctic Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Empire of Beldemark is ranked 20,725th in the world and 527th in the Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,222.37 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,951stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,208thTop
Most Secular: 10,761stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,381stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,419thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,785thLowest Crime Rates: 12,519thMost Influential: 12,583rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,714thLargest Insurance Industry: 14,261stMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,697thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,311thMost Cultured: 16,557thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,590thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,629thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,472ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,706thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,968thSmartest Citizens: 19,450thHealthiest Citizens: 20,439th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 163rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 233rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 276th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 285th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 309th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 323rd in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 334th in the regionMost Secular: 360th in the regionMost Cultured: 387th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 417th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 417th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 419th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 449th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 453rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 464th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 472nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 482nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 496th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 527th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 567th in the regionBest Weather: 573rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 596th in the regionMost Developed: 597th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 607th in the regionLargest Governments: 631st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 659th in the region

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