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Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,386thLowest Crime Rates: 5,761stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,108th
The Mourning Northern Nation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
I just lost a second dog. Long live Jessie and Jack
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Empire of Beldemark

Population2.859 billion

CapitalFviserwinterland
LeaderWilliam Hartford
FaithDeusism

CurrencyMarlic
AnimalArctic Bear

The Mourning Northern Nation of Empire of Beldemark is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by William Hartford with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed population of 2.859 billion Beldemarkians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, 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 84.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Beldemarkian economy, worth 412 trillion Marlics a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 144,162 Marlics, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The welfare administration's new sweeping authority has forced the poor and needy to shop from pre-approved grocery lists, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, only native-born Beldemarkians who have never left the nation are permitted to run for office, and the government has little issue with allowing its citizens to languish in foreign jails. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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, and its national religion is Deusism.

Empire of Beldemark is ranked 187,112th in the world and 4,949th in the Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -6.45 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,386thLowest Crime Rates: 5,761stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,108thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,273rdMost Patriotic: 7,406thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,778thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,333rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,886thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,076thMost Developed: 9,293rdMost Cultured: 9,357thBest Weather: 9,898thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,156thHealthiest Citizens: 10,186thMost Influential: 10,319thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 11,018thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,329thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,425thLargest Governments: 11,446thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,587thSmartest Citizens: 12,064thHighest Food Quality: 12,106thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,218thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,122ndMost Efficient Economies: 13,951stMost Secular: 14,878thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,008thHighest Average Incomes: 15,647thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,972ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,280thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,482ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,717thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,931stMost Subsidized Industry: 20,255th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 115th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 146th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 149th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 160th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 183rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 203rd in the regionMost Cultured: 214th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 227th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 228th in the regionBest Weather: 243rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 257th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 260th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 264th in the regionMost Developed: 266th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 287th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 291st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 297th in the regionLargest Governments: 301st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 308th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 315th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 326th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 326th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 333rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 337th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 351st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 357th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 365th in the regionMost Average: 366th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 387th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 393rd in the regionMost Secular: 394th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 434th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 452nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Empire of Beldemark lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Empire of Beldemark, the government has little issue with allowing its citizens to languish in foreign jails.
  • : Following new legislation in Empire of Beldemark, only native-born Beldemarkians who have never left the nation are permitted to run for office.
  • : Following new legislation in Empire of Beldemark, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants.
  • : Following new legislation in Empire of Beldemark, the welfare administration's new sweeping authority has forced the poor and needy to shop from pre-approved grocery lists.
  • : Following new legislation in Empire of Beldemark, the only soporific permitted during sermons is the preacher's voice.
  • : Following new legislation in Empire of Beldemark, deceased politicians' MyFace profiles are unanimously pro-incumbent.
  • : Following new legislation in Empire of Beldemark, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Empire of Beldemark, William Hartford has no checks and balances after the upper house was abolished.
  • : Empire of Beldemark lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.

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