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Most Influential: 2,304thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,357thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,763rd
The Rue de l'Étoile of
Father Knows Best State
Yellow is the finest colour
Charles Buls
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Apprentice
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Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Grand Place

Population4.211 billion

CapitalBruxelles
LeaderCharles Buls
FaithRoman Catholicism

Currencyeuro
Animallion

The Rue de l'Étoile of Grand Place is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Charles Buls with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.211 billion Belgians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bruxelles. The average income tax rate is 62.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Belgian economy, worth 381 trillion euros a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 90,660 euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist, vaccinations are mandatory, and mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of lions and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grand Place's national animal is the lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Grand Place is ranked 21,695th in the world and 1,296th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 5,516.5 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Most Influential: 2,304thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,357thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,763rdLargest Retail Industry: 9,510thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 12,164thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,907thMost Developed: 15,870thMost Cultured: 15,875thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,155thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,035thLargest Black Market: 20,316th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 42nd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 133rd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 518th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 549th in the regionMost Stationary: 669th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 755th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Grand Place was endorsed by The Heart of The United Syrian States.
  • : Following new legislation in Grand Place, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of lions and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Grand Place, vaccinations are mandatory.
  • : Following new legislation in Grand Place, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist.
  • : Following new legislation in Grand Place, teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough.
  • : Following new legislation in Grand Place, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing.
  • : Grand Place voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
  • : Grand Place endorsed The Principality of Demonos.
  • : Grand Place voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
  • : Grand Place was endorsed by The Principality of Demonos.

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