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The Dominion of Borgerhout

“Might Makes Right”

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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Dominion of Borgerhout is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its smutty television, sprawling nuclear power plants, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 937 million Borgerhoutians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, 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 Deurne. The average income tax rate is 47.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Borgerhoutian economy, worth 107 trillion Potatoeses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 114,749 Potatoeses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Borgerhoutian as 'your finger, you fool', authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, the strong are acquitted and the weak are trampled in trial by a beaver, and not showing enough enthusiasm for mutual assured destruction is a court-martial offence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Borgerhout's national animal is the beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Borgerhout is ranked 232,689th in the world and 7,874th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 7.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Secular: 3,583rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,745thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,784thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,277thMost Influential: 9,624thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,802ndMost Authoritarian: 12,028thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,802ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,864thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,445thLowest Crime Rates: 16,467thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,529thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,086thMost Conservative: 21,206th
Most Secular: 117th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 202nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 318th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 337th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 440th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 461st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 470th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 480th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 530th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 579th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 583rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 661st in the regionMost Influential: 672nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 701st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 784th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 799th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 54 » Volaworand, Qvait, Wallechi, Amerion, Marinho Islands, Andinla, Corgitopiaa, Belschaft, Aidenfieeld, Land Without Shrimp, Tepertopia, Bawkie, Nowa Europa, Armonitopia, Auphelia, Bleakfoot, WI SD EA D, Treir, New Briantown, Bartonia Nova, Wehraboos, Purple Hyacinth, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Farengeto, PenguinPies, Aumeltopia, Holota, Qawe, Kandorith, The Altan, Erinor, Rebel-topia, Seythennia, Death to democracy, Beepee, Scu Greinne, Conexia, Concrete Slab, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Ebonhand, Zataras, Sandaoguo, Bichedder, Holy Free, NIGHTRAY, Libedistan, Westenhald, Sedunn, The Stickmin Empire, New Belgrade, and 4 others.Gonrati, The United Australian States, Ipugao, and The Langburn Islands.