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The 23 of -----------------------

“Belgium”

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: belgium

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Population19.205 billion

CapitalPaq
LeaderWest-Flanders
FaithBlaat

Currency23
Animal23

The 23 of ----------------------- is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by West-Flanders with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 19.205 billion -----------------------ians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Paq. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient -----------------------ian economy, worth a remarkable 3,814 trillion 23s a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 198,637 23s, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,716,909 per year while the poor average 3,755, a ratio of 457 to 1.

Children in school learn that marriage and slavery go hand in hand, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability, the tools of the trade for landmine clearance appear to be copious amounts of gasoline and a box of matches, and there is something rotten in the state of -----------------------. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. -----------------------'s national animal is the 23, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Blaat.

----------------------- is ranked 27,924th in the world and 40th in belgium for Nudest, with 210.25 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Highest Crime Rates: 353rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 482ndMost Armed: 539thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 646thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 714thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 721stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 726thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 854thMost Avoided: 1,126thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,136thFattest Citizens: 1,168thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,258thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,457thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,548thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,696thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,800thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,962ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,947thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,597thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,648thLargest Mining Sector: 5,615thLargest Retail Industry: 5,718thHighest Average Incomes: 6,373rdLargest Populations: 7,264thMost Efficient Economies: 7,559thRudest Citizens: 8,349thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,992ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,889thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 11,586thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,383rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,098thHighest Drug Use: 14,484thLargest Black Market: 17,230thSmartest Citizens: 18,122ndMost Pro-Market: 18,444thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,004th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the region

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