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The Dominion of Belotta

“Fortius Quo Fidelius”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific



Population2.334 billion

AnimalKodiak Bear

The Dominion of Belotta is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.334 billion Belottans 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 39.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Belottan economy, worth 174 trillion Ibericoes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 74,912 Ibericoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet, the nation's war memorials are being torn down and replaced with peace gardens, and election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Belotta's national animal is the Kodiak Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Belotta is ranked 161,621st in the world and 6,409th in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -4.9 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Influential: 3,238thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,254thTop
Safest: 11,361stMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,075thNicest Citizens: 14,371stMost Pacifist: 15,308thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,351stLeast Corrupt Governments: 16,146thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,188th
Most Influential: 394th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 404th in the regionTop
Safest: 426th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 434th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 530th in the regionNicest Citizens: 532nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 590th in the regionMost Pacifist: 651st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 702nd in the regionBest Weather: 726th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 756th in the regionMost Stationary: 785th in the region

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