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New Belia

Population10.917 billion

CapitalNew Belia City
LeaderLeader Harwell


The Constitutional Monarchy of New Belia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader Harwell with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.917 billion New Belians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Belia City. The average income tax rate is 77.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Belian economy, worth a remarkable 2,030 trillion Marks a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 185,960 Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, and adults hang around outside comic stores to ask kids to go and buy magazines for them. 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 244,850th in the world and 7,569th in the West Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.35 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 527thMost Beautiful Environments: 774thBest Weather: 791stMost Rebellious Youth: 854thHighest Food Quality: 927thMost Inclusive: 943rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,105thNicest Citizens: 1,141stMost Cultured: 1,214thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,529thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,685thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,749thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,829thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,977thMost Pacifist: 2,114thMost Developed: 2,241stRudest Citizens: 2,380thMost Influential: 2,444thSmartest Citizens: 2,448thTop
Most Secular: 2,851stHealthiest Citizens: 3,189thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,700thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,973rdSafest: 4,686thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,459thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,869thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,365thHighest Average Incomes: 8,951stHighest Economic Output: 9,323rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,389thLargest Governments: 9,510thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,854thMost Stationary: 11,049thNudest: 11,768thMost Efficient Economies: 12,719thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,743rdTop
Largest Retail Industry: 15,959thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,114thMost Income Equality: 26,331st
Best Weather: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionNicest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 26th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 37th in the regionMost Developed: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Influential: 43rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 44th in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Pacifist: 45th in the regionMost Secular: 54th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 65th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 70th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 75th in the regionTop
Safest: 96th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 122nd in the regionMost Stationary: 137th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 138th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 145th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 146th in the regionLargest Governments: 148th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 160th in the regionNudest: 161st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 171st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 187th in the regionLargest Populations: 228th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 243rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 280th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 299th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 320th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 446th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 519th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 606th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 710th in the regionLargest Black Market: 711th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, adults hang around outside comic stores to ask kids to go and buy magazines for them.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post.
  • : New Belia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, there's a politician called Male Infant Duterte.
  • : New Belia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Confederacy of Layem".
  • : New Belia was endorsed by The Fiefdom of Sygjuk Kale.
  • : Following new legislation in New Belia, the New Belian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 124 » Mirchusko, Twisted Duality, Wickedly evil people, Condonohia, Liberillia, Westwind, Fujai, The Undivided, Kisovec, Pandaland II, Sindria, Holmani, Probablynotverygoodistan, Tropical Isles, Greg Tucker, Mathematania, The Rega, Atheist States of Philippines, Glorious Existence, Cro Magnon, Leukogeras, Marina Nova, Kiensu, IndyCar Racing, Moriari, Constantinopolisia, DiscGolfLand, Mediobogdum, Acropylae, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Q The Almighty, Nas Crustium, Anuubis, Archonina, Volkason, Grand Republic of the Sun, Giovanniland, Dilber, San Diego Islands, Hamburg Neo, BIteland, Arvladma, Willow Gate, The divisive isolationists, Ostrogothaland, Weyrland, East Swedesia, Athrid HullHund, Crazy Waters, The North American Assembly, and 74 others.Plarland Amex, Av Libertas Vindex, Dowaesk, Podium, Santos-Dominius, Vlobbania, Kraboch, Overthinkers, Mikano, Fallgriffin, Formenor, Rowdy, Galaxy Meows, New Caterse, Greynne, Armed pacifists, Lodiberdade, Idomm, The Theeserrasland, Win Mints, Shackleduck, The United Republic of Westend, Muad-Dib, Larxia, Tithio, Parasang, Svanland, Jigsland, Sniper Slayers, Bucals Kagotoaion, Pandaland III, Nordisklanda, El Facil, Guitermot, Inner Ryxtylopia, Thyrall, Winter Aura, Ocheon, Gryphonian Alliance, Almenga, Dalian Republic, Blue Bubble, Keri Kelli, Rondria, United Adaikes, Oliverary, The Holy Principality of Saint Mark, Surinaspor, Corbeil, Chaos Realm of Lavoria, Apexiala, British Estonia, Red Neverwinter, Brasiliks, Sensorland, Hongg Kong, Mucht, Haetonia, Draggy, Alles Gynanti, Marausse, Nes Repuland, Triestine, Brackadia, Frappe, Hoile, Protzka, VeryAverage, Loulig, Later Green, Roiko, Hyzante, Hrimland, and Sygjuk Kale.