by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 16,281st
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
NOVIS CONSERVATUM.
Influence
Newcomer
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Betlia

Population627 million

CapitalGeneman

CurrencyBalter
AnimalSteller's Sea Eagle

The Republic of Betlia is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its frequent executions and compulsory military service. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 627 million Betlians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Geneman. The average income tax rate is 42.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Betlian economy, worth 26.7 trillion Balters a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 42,627 Balters, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's war memorials are being torn down and replaced with peace gardens, a tax exemption has created a new hunger for octogenarian millionaires dating women 60 years their younger, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, and the government spends its days financing the delocalisation of its own economy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Betlia's national animal is the Steller's Sea Eagle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Betlia is ranked 249,988th in the world and 8,350th in The East Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.66 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Authoritarian: 16,281st
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Most Authoritarian: 620th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Betlia, the government spends its days financing the delocalisation of its own economy.
  • : Following new legislation in Betlia, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • : Following new legislation in Betlia, a tax exemption has created a new hunger for octogenarian millionaires dating women 60 years their younger.
  • : Following new legislation in Betlia, the nation's war memorials are being torn down and replaced with peace gardens.
  • : Betlia's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Betlia changed its national capital to "Geneman".
  • : Following new legislation in Betlia, Betlia has designated Geneman as its capital city.
  • : Following new legislation in Betlia, hungry families offer spare change to their social workers.
  • : Following new legislation in Betlia, the government seizes the property of the recently deceased.
  • : Following new legislation in Betlia, the military has quashed a recent coup attempt.

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