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The Watchful Paternal Ruler of Beltia

“Keep your pants up”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Ambassador

Location: Catlandatopia

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Beltia

Population31.338 billion

Currencybelt
Animalbear

The Watchful Paternal Ruler of Beltia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its public floggings, strictly enforced bedtime, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 31.338 billion Beltians 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 Law & Order, Public Transport, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 30.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Beltian economy, worth a remarkable 1,381 trillion belts a year, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 44,088 belts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, and murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Beltia's national animal is the bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Beltia is ranked 58,582nd in the world and 17th in Catlandatopia for Safest, scoring 96.53 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Top
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Most Stationary: 616thLargest Populations: 1,707thTop
5%
Most Influential: 10,035thTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,524thHighest Economic Output: 11,668thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,084th
Top
5%
Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Nicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Beltia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Beltia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Beltia's influence in Catlandatopia fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • : Beltia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Beltia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Beltia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Beltia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Beltia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Beltia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Beltia's influence in Catlandatopia rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".

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