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The Confederacy of Nuova Belgica

“L'union fait la force (V 2.0)”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Nuova Belgica

Population2.243 billion

CapitalBrussels-Antwerp Metropolis
LeaderLe Grand Jojo

CurrencyEuro
AnimalDeer

The Confederacy of Nuova Belgica is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Le Grand Jojo with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.243 billion Neo-Belges enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brussels-Antwerp Metropolis. The average income tax rate is 84.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nuova Belgican economy, worth 291 trillion Euros a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 130,029 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, the banshee wail foretells skies of death, and the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Nuova Belgica's national animal is the Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nuova Belgica is ranked 33,423rd in the world and 947th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 381.43418643752 Days.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 986thMost Influential: 1,406thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,898thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,010thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,308thNicest Citizens: 3,830thMost Inclusive: 3,981stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,532ndSafest: 4,603rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,811thHealthiest Citizens: 4,895thMost Developed: 6,058thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,298thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,369thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,051stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,353rdBest Weather: 7,445thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,495thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,836thSmartest Citizens: 8,538thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,552ndMost Beautiful Environments: 8,650thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,858thMost Secular: 9,288thMost Cultured: 9,897thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,035thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,349thLowest Crime Rates: 10,617thLargest Governments: 11,034thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,583rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,206thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,763rd
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Most Pacifist: 164th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 175th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 177th in the regionNicest Citizens: 218th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 219th in the regionMost Inclusive: 244th in the regionSafest: 244th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 271st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 271st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 271st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 278th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 293rd in the regionMost Developed: 364th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 367th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 382nd in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 399th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 412th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 423rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 430th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 445th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 468th in the regionMost Cultured: 475th in the regionMost Secular: 477th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 480th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 516th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 528th in the regionLargest Governments: 535th in the regionMost Influential: 562nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 563rd in the regionNudest: 588th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 594th in the regionMost Politically Free: 666th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 674th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 756th in the region

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