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Most Armed: 3,049th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,405th Most Politically Free: 8,936th
The Flanders of
Corporate Bordello
For Flanders!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Flemings

Population10.512 billion

CapitalBruges
LeaderThe Lion of Flanders
FaithFlemingism

CurrencyEuro
Animallion

The Flanders of Flemings is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Lion of Flanders with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory gun ownership, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 10.512 billion Flemingsians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The large, pro-business, outspoken government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Spirituality also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bruges. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.9%.

The thriving Flemingsian economy, worth 616 trillion Euros a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 58,667 Euros, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 305,266 per year while the poor average 6,087, a ratio of 50.1 to 1.

UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, and a fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Flemings's national animal is the lion and its national religion is Flemingism.

Flemings is ranked 102,549th in the world and 76th in Vlaanderen for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 576.95 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Armed: 3,049thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,405thTop
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Most Politically Free: 8,936thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,974thMost Pro-Market: 9,572ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,523rd
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Most Armed: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Flemings was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Flemings was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free and Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Flemings's influence in Vlaanderen rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Flemings's influence in Vlaanderen rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Flemings's influence in Vlaanderen rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Flemings's influence in Vlaanderen rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Flemings's influence in Vlaanderen rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Flemings's influence in Vlaanderen rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
  • : Flemings changed its national nation type to "Flanders".
  • : Flemings relocated from Flanders to Vlaanderen.

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