Most Stationary: 2,246thLargest Populations: 9,568thMost Influential: 16,850th
The United Socialist States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Eenheid, Vrijheid, Solidariteit
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Netherlands and Belgium

Population20.83 billion


The United Socialist States of The Netherlands and Belgium is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic population of 20.83 billion Netherlands and Belgiumians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Welfare, although Healthcare and Education are also considered important. The average income tax rate is 69.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Netherlands and Belgiumian economy, worth 499 trillion guilders a year, is highly specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 23,980 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Netherlands and Belgium's national animal is the ox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Netherlands and Belgium is ranked 171,490th in the world and 5,263rd in the West Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring zero on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most Stationary: 2,246thTop
Largest Populations: 9,568thTop
Most Influential: 16,850thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,700thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,257thLeast Corrupt Governments: 24,428th
Most Stationary: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 61st in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 236th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 391st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 430th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 444th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 459th in the regionMost Influential: 492nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 701st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 728th in the region

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