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Best Weather: 1,353rd Most Rebellious Youth: 1,375th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,498th
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New Belia

Population4.618 billion

CapitalNew Belia City
LeaderLeader Harwell


The Constitutional Monarchy of New Belia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Leader Harwell with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.618 billion New Belians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Belia City. The average income tax rate is 69.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Belian economy, worth 765 trillion Marks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 165,680 Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins, there is something rotten in the state of New Belia, and New Belians seem to be catching more chills. Crime is totally unknown. New Belia's national animal is the cobra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Belia is ranked 29,458th in the world and 725th in the West Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 852.37 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Best Weather: 1,353rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,375thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,498thTop
Most Inclusive: 1,611thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,730thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,923rdNicest Citizens: 1,927thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,182ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,302ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,468thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,548thMost Cultured: 2,926thMost Developed: 3,330thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,369thMost Secular: 3,381stRudest Citizens: 3,487thMost Influential: 3,612thSmartest Citizens: 3,626thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,402ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,824thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,313thMost Pacifist: 5,839thHealthiest Citizens: 6,331stLargest Retail Industry: 6,359thHighest Drug Use: 6,881stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,288thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,734thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,764thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,669thNudest: 9,373rdHighest Average Incomes: 9,645thLargest Governments: 12,125thMost Efficient Economies: 12,615th
Most Rebellious Youth: 24th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 39th in the regionBest Weather: 41st in the regionMost Inclusive: 42nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 43rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 48th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 50th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 54th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 60th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 61st in the regionMost Cultured: 69th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 75th in the regionMost Influential: 84th in the regionMost Developed: 84th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 88th in the regionRudest Citizens: 94th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 97th in the regionMost Secular: 101st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 114th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 119th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 129th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 136th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 156th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 159th in the regionMost Pacifist: 160th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 164th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 168th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 171st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 186th in the regionNudest: 218th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 220th in the regionLargest Governments: 244th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 286th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 292nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 326th in the regionLargest Populations: 448th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, New Belians seem to be catching more chills.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, there is something rotten in the state of New Belia.
  • : New Belia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, all recreational drugs are legal.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself.


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