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The People's Republic of Belamyra

“Et Progressus Industria”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Belamyra

Population1.947 billion

CapitalYunnan

CurrencyScale
AnimalEagle

The People's Republic of Belamyra is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its daily referendums, zero percent divorce rate, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate population of 1.947 billion Belamyrans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yunnan. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Belamyran economy, worth 234 trillion Scales a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 120,613 Scales, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps", and the nation's massive battleships are often mistaken for islands. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belamyra's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Belamyra is ranked 625th in the world and 433rd in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 191 Valid Endorsements.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 625thMost Influential: 1,028thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,149thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,403rdNicest Citizens: 6,725thLowest Crime Rates: 6,864thHealthiest Citizens: 7,068thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,319thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,444thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,903rdMost Pacifist: 7,999thTop
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Safest: 8,535thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,258thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,698thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,821stLargest Governments: 10,623rdMost Secular: 10,630thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,809thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,045thMost Inclusive: 11,425thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,966thMost Developed: 12,215thSmartest Citizens: 12,484thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,560thBest Weather: 12,849thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,967thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,484thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,241st
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Largest Welfare Programs: 194th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 272nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 329th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 339th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 372nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 372nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 377th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 378th in the regionNicest Citizens: 386th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 390th in the regionMost Influential: 394th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 433rd in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 437th in the regionSafest: 437th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 454th in the regionLargest Governments: 516th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 529th in the regionMost Secular: 546th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 582nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 623rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 653rd in the regionBest Weather: 663rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 673rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 673rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 675th in the regionMost Developed: 689th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 691st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 703rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 812th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 868th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 871st in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 191 » Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Notyoutopia, Shibutani, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Great Bights Mum, Wilkshire, Sunto, Sundred, Dar es Saalam, Kwaj, PlanetPunk, Koda-Land, Yaorozu, Spartoptia, Selfgradatude, Universal State Formula, Holy Oranz, The Serdey Islands, North Bratislava, Egalico, Sinelona, New Bremerton, Pallaith, Vincone Cae, Torakuen, New Lakemba, Wineclaw, The Windmilluminati, United Draconia, Dreadton, Guer Aike, Ethnon, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, The Iron Lions, Wunderstrafanstalt, Sil Dorsett, El Fiji Grande, Avemterra, Votak Matim, Niradans, Warsaw-Halicz, Cloydicia, Amauri, Federation Terra Australis, and 141 others.Highton Islands, Outer Egorniand, The South Falls, Diodone, Ninjak30, Guslantis, Lunallian, Napnomadia, New Pruessen, Bearical, Omnistria, Zumlandia, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Empy, Analomink, Xentherida, Steraz, Yukti, Maott, General COE, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Unsophisticate, Pasargad, Buckerino, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, New Trisone, Ozstan, Joodey, The Sinclarian Provinces, Atain, Zemnaya Svoboda, Q w e r t y, Panama Coalition, Acrabinnia, Solmetria, Jasminlandia, Saturns Edge, Spunkland, Ibiscaton, Misuvelia, Sacrento, Plangainer, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Haor Chall, Lower Nubia, Xandarnia, Frances Francis the First of France, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valhalla123, Amerian States, Rkainjel, New Caeitanordia, Aratani, East Spopovichka, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Sockmanland, Loutsland, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Hileville, Makersaulache, Fayyayid, Constantinolia, Astrind, Solidair, Glurponia, British Pacific Islands, Xzavia-Hjar, SORT, Utopicican, Wisconsota, Lindsaystan, Elestrum, Penrith, Cuyan, Runeda, Daiz, Juggernautilus, Tamgu, Zeternia, Abject Ludicrosity, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Moisus, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Delmak, Miruma, Orven, Solskjar, Ponantine, Racoda, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Loli County, The New Enclave Of The Wasteland, Fizban, Neworva, Clan Spaniel, Lendara, Nothru Lerple, Altamonte, Wallachian People, Xagill, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, United Kahndaq, Germanic Araya, Kranostav, Pazair, Phoeba, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Daymonskinner, Zecit, Dabarastan, Parmovand, Zyvetskistaahn, Zekeinistan, United Anglo-America, Vartaraxwess, Eravonia, Lunr, Orado, and Ravendi.

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