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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 863rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,017thMost Stationary: 1,406th
The Homeland Defender of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Set your sail
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Ravania Belgica

Population22.85 billion

CapitalRavaniatwerpen
LeaderAmbiorix
FaithThe Circle of the Raven

CurrencyClaw
AnimalRaven

The Homeland Defender of Ravania Belgica is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ambiorix with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 22.85 billion Ravanians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ravaniatwerpen. The average income tax rate is 76.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ravanian economy, worth a remarkable 4,441 trillion Claws a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 194,366 Claws, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions, polygamy is legal, Amnesty Interregional has condemned Ravania Belgica for ignoring crimes against humanity, and all beauty contests have been banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ravania Belgica's national animal is the Raven, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is The Circle of the Raven.

Ravania Belgica is ranked 4,570th in the world and 7th in belgium for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 15,323.49 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 863rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,017thMost Stationary: 1,406thLargest Black Market: 1,495thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,476thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,659thHighest Economic Output: 3,098thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,675thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,896thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,296thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,570thMost Armed: 5,558thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,014thMost Influential: 6,369thMost Efficient Economies: 6,380thMost Devout: 6,865thLargest Populations: 6,905thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,041stMost Developed: 7,884thHighest Average Incomes: 7,958thHealthiest Citizens: 8,052ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,378thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,718thLargest Governments: 12,357thTop
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Most Patriotic: 13,342ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,382ndSmartest Citizens: 13,911thLowest Crime Rates: 14,118thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,855thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,212thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,892ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,388thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,178thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,989thHighest Food Quality: 23,937thMost Inclusive: 24,729th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 16th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionMost Patriotic: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the region

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