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Country name: The Democratic Federation of Belkan Provinces
Conventional long form: The Belkan Provinces
Conventional short form: B.P.
Local long form: Belkan Provinces
Local short form: Belka


National Anthem: In the Name of Yellow

Government type: Democratic Federation

Capital::
Name: Dinsmark
Geographic coordinates: 44 50 N, 20 30 E
Time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Administrative divisions: 167 municipalities (opstine, singular - opstina)
Beia Proper: Beo City (Beograd): Barajevo, Cukarica, Grocka, Lazarevac, Mladenovac, Novi Beograd, Obrenovac, Palilula, Rakovica, Savski Venac, Sopot, Stari Grad, Surcin, Vozdovac, Vracar, Zemun, Zvezdara; Bor: Bor, Kladovo, Majdanpek, Negotin; Branicevo: Golubac, Kucevo, Malo Crnice, Petrovac, Pozarevac, Veliko Gradiste, Zabari, Zagubica; Grad Nis: Crveni Krst, Mediana, Niska Banja, Palilula, Pantelej; Jablanica: Bojnik, Crna Trava, Lebane, Leskovac, Medveda, Vlasotince; Kolubara: Lajkovac, Ljig, Mionica, Osecina, Ub, Valjevo; Macva: Bogatic, Koceljeva, Krupanj, Ljubovija, Loznica, Mali Zvornik, Sabac, Vladimirci; Moravica: Cacak, Gornkji Milanovac, Ivanjica, Lucani; Nisava: Aleksinac, Doljevac, Gadzin Han, Merosina, Nis, Razanj, Svrljig; Pcinja: Bosilegrad, Bujanovac, Presevo, Surdulica, Trgoviste, Vladicin Han, Vranje; Pirot: Babusnica, Bela Palanka, Dimitrovgrad, Pirot; Podunavlje: Smederevo, Smederevskia Palanka, Velika Plana; Pomoravlje: Cuprija, Despotovac, Jagodina, Paracin, Rekovac, Svilajnac; Rasina: Aleksandrovac, Brus, Cicevac, Krusevac, Trstenik, Varvarin; Raska: Kraljevo, Novi Pazar, Raska, Tutin, Vrnjacka Banja; Sumadija: Arandelovac, Batocina, Knic, Kragujevac, Lapovo, Raca, Topola; Toplica: Blace, Kursumlija, Prokuplje, Zitorada; Zajecar: Boljevac, Knjazevac, Sokobanja, Zajecar; Zlatibor: Arilje, Bajina Basta, Cajetina, Kosjeric, Nova Varos, Pozega, Priboj, Prijepolje, Sjenica, Uzice, Vojvodina

Autonomous Provinces:
South Backa: Bac, Backa Palanka, Backi Petrovac, Becej, Beocin, Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci, Srobobran, Temerin, Titel, Vrbas, Zabalj; South Banat: Alibunar, Bela Crkva, Kovacica, Kovin, Opovo, Pancevo, Plandiste, Vrsac; North Backa: Backa Topola, Mali Idjos, Subotica; North Banat: Ada, Coka, Kanjiza, Kikinda, Novi Knezevac, Senta; Central Banat: Nova Crnja, Novi Becej, Secanj, Zitiste, Zrenjanin; Srem: Indija, Irig, Pecinci, Ruma, Sid, Sremska Mitrovica, Stara Pazova; West Backa: Apatin, Kula, Odzaci, Sombor

Independence:
September 19th 1990 (disputed, from The Republic of Zhonggou - now the Republic of New Zhonggou)

National holiday:
National Day, 15 February

Constitution:
Established in 1991, effective to present

Legal system:
Civil Law System

International law organization participation:
Has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction

Suffrage:
18 years of age; Universal

Executive branch:
Chief of State: President Vaska Pavel Andropov (since 31 May 2012)
Head of Government: Prime Minister Ivica Dalakicc (since 23 July 2012)
Cabinet: Republican Ministries act as cabinet
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elections: president elected by direct vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held on 20 May 2012 (next to be held in 2017); prime minister elected by the National Assembly

Election results: Vaska Pavel Andropov elected president in runoff election; Andropov 51.2% of the vote, Boris Yeltsinski 48.8% of the vote

Legislative branch:
unicameral National Assembly (250 seats; deputies elected according to party lists to serve four-year terms)

elections: last held on 6 May 2012 (next to be held by May 2016)

election results: percent of vote by party - Let's Get Belka Moving 24.04%, Choice for a Better Life 22.11%, SPS/PUPS/US 14.53%, DS 7.00%, Turnover 6.52%, United Regions of Belka 5.49%, Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians 1.77%, other 18.54%; seats by party - Let's Get Belka Moving 73, Choice for a Better Life 67, SPS/PUPS/US 44, DS 21, Turnover 19, United Regions of Belka 16, Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians 5, other 5

note:current composition - For European Belka coalition 78, SRS 57, United Region of Belka 24, Forward Belka 21, DS 20, SPS-JS 15, LDP 12, NS 9, PUPS 5, others 9

Judicial branch:
courts of general jurisdiction (municipal courts, district courts, Appellate Courts, the Supreme Court of Cassation); courts of special jurisdiction (commercial courts, the High Commercial Court, the High Magistrates Court, the Administrative Court)

Popular Political parties:
-Vledaki (Communist Party - 14%)
-Vorshoiet (Nationalist Party - 2% )
-Bleshankii (Republo-Conservative Party - 14%)
-Serricci (Democratic Socialist Party - 57%)
-Obraz (Fascist Party - 13%)

Political pressure groups and leaders:
Obraz (Orthodox clero-fascist organization); 1389 (Belkan nationalist movement); Dveri (Movement for the Life of Belka)

International organization participation:
BIS, BSEC, CD, CE, CEI, EAPC, EBRD, EU (candidate country), FAO, G-9, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICRM, IDA, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, MONUSCO, NAM (observer), OAS (observer), OIF (observer), OPCW, OSCE, PCA, PFP, SELEC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNFICYP, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNMIL, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO (observer)

Diplomatic representation in the US:
chief of mission: Ambassador Vladimir Petrovic
chancery: 2134 Kalorama Road NW, Washington, DC 20008
telephone: [1] (555) 555-0333
FAX: [1] (555) 555-3933
consulate(s) general: Chicago, New York

Diplomatic representation from the US:
chief of mission: Ambassador Mary Warlick
embassy: Kneza Milosa 50, 11000 Belgrade
mailing address: 5070 Belgrade Place, Washington, DC 20521-5070
telephone: [555] (11) 555-9344
FAX: [555] (11) 555-8230
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Geography:
Location:
Southeastern Europe, between New Zhonggou and Concordia
Geographic coordinates:
44 00 N, 21 00 E

Area:
Total: 604,608 km²
Country comparison to the world: 80
Land: 603,628 km²
Water: 980 km²

Area Comparative:
Roughly the size of Ukraine

Maritime Claims:
Roughly 12 nautical miles

Climate:
In the north, continental climate (cold winters and hot, humid summers with well distributed rainfall); In other parts, continental and Mediterranean climate (relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall and hot, dry summers and autumns)

Terrain:
Extremely varied; to the north, rich fertile plains; to the east, limestone ranges and basins; to the southeast, ancient mountains and hills

Natural resources:
Oil, Gas, Coal, Iron ore, Copper, Zinc, Antimony, Chromite, Uranium, Gold, Silver, Magnesium, Pyrite, Limestone, Marble, Salt, Arable land

Natural Hazards:
Minor Earthquakes occur yearly

Geography - note:
Controls one of the most strategic land routes from Western Europe to Southern Europe and has made claims to the Falkland Islands in the Atlantic.



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History:

Presidents of the Belkan Provinces

1. President Mendoza Valdez 1989-1991
2. President Victor Radek 1991-1995
3. President Minore Vlade' 1995-2004
4. President Khrossnnh Steabt 2004-2008
5. President Zheng Chi Li 2008-2012
6. President Vaska Pavel Andropov 2012-Present Day




National History

On 1 October 1989, Over 300,000 citizens in South-eastern Zhonggou came together and denounced the Zhonggou government, certain issues such as Taxation, denial of individual Citizen Rights, and Military search and seizure were the focal point of the denunciation. The group rapidly pieced together a Militia, drafted a Constitution and proclaimed themselves as The People's Republic of Belkan Provinces, rapidly gaining support from many others that began to swell their ranks. An official declaration of Independence was drafted in November of 1989, with Zhonggou Military response beginning in December. Thus began the war for Independence.

The War for Independence lasted for approximately 9 months, hostilities rapidly escalating from small platoon-size skirmishes to the near exchange of ICBMS during the Week of Despair (see article), causing an immediate intervention by the United Nations through the deployment of 200,000 peacekeeper forces. On September 19th 1990, a ceasefire was agreed to, alongside the UN establishment of a demilitarized zone to ensure peace would last. The Belkan Provinces and the Zhonggou Republic then attended what would turn out to be very tense peace talks in Paris, France that would last for another year, eventually The Belkan Provinces would gain their independence through the economic collapse of the New Zhonggou regime in 1991.

During the War for Independence, the framework was laid out for what is now the federal government, yet still considered to be a temporary Provisional Government. Mendoza Valdez was put in place to act as the figure head during the ongoing war eventually adopting the title of President of the Provisional or simply President for short, however after the ceasefire agreement in Sept.1991, officers on both sides brought to light numerous atrocities committed against the Islamic civilian population, all traced back to orders given by President Valdez himself. The National Investigation Committee were in the process of prosecuting Valdez for the crimes committed when the daughter of victim Rico Zervyte, Saschana Drepcenko, stood up, armed with a pistol, and shot Valdez three times. Valdez was taken to the nearest hospital but would die of blood loss in route. He was officially declared dead upon arrival. His name was removed from the Independence statue in Central Plaza, Dinsmark in 1997 due to massive protest of his war crimes upon release of newly discovered information.

After Valdez’s death in 1991 and the arrest of the "bastard 11", blamed for crimes committed against the people, the Commander of the Republican Guard, Colonel Radek quickly seized control through a military coup of the provisional government set in place. Although he never became the head of the state himself, Radek was in fact the Paramount Leader of the Belkan Provinces at that time; his influence within the Government led the country to significant economic reforms. The Socialist Party subsequently loosened governmental control over citizens' personal lives and the communes were disbanded with many peasants receiving multiple land leases, which greatly increased incentives and agricultural production. This turn of events marked Belka's transition from a planned economy to a mixed economy with an increasingly open market environment, a system termed by some "market socialism". In 1995 President Radek declared there would be free elections for the next president starting in December of 1995, he then resigned once the election had begun, leaving the country in the hands of the people and not the military.

It was at this time in 1995 that Anti-Socialist Rebels in the West had declared their own Independence, seeing the loosened government control as their chance to break away from the Belkan Provinces and the Republic of Zhonggou. With the new government in place and still trying to organize, President Vlade was hastily elected and put into office to salvage the situation before it spiralled out of control. After 3 days of false-negotiations, the Rebels launched 3 ICBM's with the intent to knock out the Capital, and two other major trade ports. Jaraco Missile Defence systems prevented the missiles from reaching their targets, but the Belkan Civil War had officially begun.

The Civil War, unlike the War of Independence was a long drawn-out war of attrition, lasting from 1996 to 2003 (9 years), with both sides showing absolute ruthlessness. Chemical weapons were released by the rebel forces in 1999, resulting in the deaths of 15,000 civilians and 790 Belkan Troops. Upon the news of the attack the UN Security Council deployed 150,000 troops and 3 trillion in aid to help end the war. Hostilities ended in 2002, with a coordinated operation between Belkan Forces and Iva Lotta Fro Operations teams that ended in the capture of the rebel leaders. A total of 78,000 lives were lost, over 120,000 families displaced, and a total cost of 6.2 trillion in damages. The trial and executions of the Rebel Leaders in 2003 are considered by many to be the official ending of the war.

After the Civil War, the Belkan Provinces focused on rebuilding the nation, key points were to Strengthen the Economy, the revamp of Citizen's rights, and Establish International Trade on a Massive Scale. Trade agreements established with Sweden, the United States, and the Russian Federation in 2003 have since then expanded to China (2004), India (2004), Kazakstan (2005), Japan (2010), and finally Italy (2011)
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MILITARY

Manpower fit for military service:
Males age 18-60: 1,395,426
Females age 18-50: 1,356,415 (2011 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
Male: 43,945
Female: 41,080 (2011 est.)

Military service age and obligation:
18 years of age for voluntary military service, enlistment minimum of 4 years of service; conscription effective as of December 2011; conscript service obligation - 6 months, with reserve obligation to age 60 for men and age 50 for women (2011)

Military branches and Subranches ::
::Army
-Belkan Army (Active Duty Personnel)[/b] 8 weeks basic training, 8 weeks specialization training
-United Front (Reservist/Civilian corps, Homeland Defense Primarily) 8 weeks basic training
-Imperial Guard (Primarily used as Ceremonial Guards, Body Guards, Noted to be used as Shock Troops) 8 weeks basic training, 14 weeks specialization training

::Navy
-Belkan Navy (Active Duty Personnel, Includes Naval Vessels as and Land/Air Forces operating from Naval Vessels) 8 weeks basic training, 8 weeks specialization training
-Belkan Marine Force (Amphibious Assault Units)8 weeks basic training, 12 weeks specialization training
-Marine Merchant Fleet (Fleet Logistics) 8 weeks basic training, 4 weeks specialization training
-Coastal Patrol (Reservist/Civilian corps, Homeland Defense Primarily) 7 weeks basic training, 8 weeks specialization training

::Air Force
-Belkan Air Force (Active Duty Air Defense Network - Fighter/Bomber Squadrons) 8 weeks basic training, 8 weeks specialization training
-Reserve Defense Force (Active Duty Air Defense Network - Surface to Air Defense Systems) 8 weeks basic training, 8 weeks specialization training
-Logistics Corps (Active Duty Aircraft/Systems/Weapons Maintenance Corps) 8 weeks basic training, 8 weeks specialization training
-Nuclear Defense Operations (CLASSIFIED)

Belkan Armed Forces Command Segments ::

Land Forces Command EASNOR (established in 1995)
::Oversees all Army Operations in the East and North, as well as the Demilitarized Zone that seperates the Belkan Provinces from the recently Sucessionist State of East Belkan Provines

Land Forces Command WESTSU (established in 1996)
::Oversees all Army Operations in the South and West

Air Defense Forces Command (established in 1997)
::Oversees the Defense of National Airspace and Nuclear Operations

Maritime Operations Command (established in 1997)
::Oversees all Maritime Operations

Logistics Command (estabished in 1996)
::Oversees all Logistics Operations for all Belkan Military Forces

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

According to the Federation of American Scientists, a renowned organization for assessing nuclear weapon stockpiles, Belka possesses the 8th largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction in the world. The organization also claims that Belka has 1,650 active nuclear warheads, while the U.S. has 2,468. Other sources however say that the U.S. has more nuclear warheads and the actual numbers remain a subject of estimations and ongoing constant discussion depending on their respective source. In addition to nuclear weapons, Belka declared an arsenal of 39,967 tons of chemical weapons in 1997, of which 57% have been destroyed. The Belkan Provinces ratified the Geneva Protocol on January 22, 2005 with reservations. The reservations were later dropped on January 18, 2011. Belka is also party to the Biological Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention.

In 2011, During a UN Council meeting on the topic of inhumane weapons, The Belkan Provinces declared that it would not disband it's Chemical and Biological Weapons divisions, declaring the attack from the UN Delegates as degenerate and unprovoked. "We have stood beside each and every one of you in your hour of need, we have even helped some of you get to this table! And now you dare to lecture us on how we fight our wars! We keep these weapons not to start wars but to end them as quickly as possible and to send a message to any other potential enemies!" - Representative Mikhial Kappechlov during the meeting. The Belkan Provinces also continues to use Landmines, Flamethrowers, and many other weapons outlawed by the Geneva Convention. (information gathered from a UN Inspection of Belkan Military forces stationed in the Demilitarized Zone of Belkan-Temenistan in 2010)

Doctrine of limited nuclear war
According to a Belkan military doctrine stated in 2003, tactical nuclear weapons of the Strategic Deterrence Forces could be used to "prevent political pressure against Belka and her allies (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Tajikistan)." Thus, the Belkan leadership "is officially contemplating a limited nuclear war".




Administrative Divisions/Foreign Relations

The Belkan Provinces has administrative control over twenty-two provinces and considers the province of Vladen III to be its 23rd province, despite not having control over it which is currently administered by the newly reformed Republic of New Zhonggou. The BP's claim is disputed by it's larger neighbor New Zhonggou. There are also five autonomous regions, each with a designated minority group; four municipalities; and two Special Administrative Regions that enjoy some degree of autonomy. The twenty-two provinces, five autonomous regions, municipalities can be collectively referred to as "mainland Belka" or The Belkan Provinces



Belka maintains diplomatic relations with most major countries in the world. Sweden was the first western country to officially establish non-UN related diplomatic relations with the Federation on 9 May 1999.

The PRBP has been playing an increasing role in calling for free trade areas and security pacts amongst its European-Arctic neighbors. In 2004, the BP proposed an entirely new Eastern Euro Summit (EES) framework as a forum for regional security issues that pointedly excluded the United States. The EES, which included major Asian countries such as India, Australia and China, held its inaugural summit in 2005. The BP is also a founding member of the Dinsmark Cooperation Organisation (DCO), with the Soviet Union and the Central European republics.

In 2003 the U.S. Congress approved "permanent normal trade relations" (PNTR) with Belka, allowing exports in at the same low tariffs as goods from most other countries. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush asserted that free trade would gradually open Belka to democratic reform. Bush was an advocate of Belka's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO). Belka has a significant trade surplus with the United States, its most important export market. U.S. politicians have recently argued that the Belkan zsem is undervalued, giving Belka an unfair trade advantage.

Much of the current foreign policy is based on the concept of Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence - non-interference in other states' affairs, non-aggression, peaceful coexistence, and equality and mutual benefits. Belka's foreign policy is also driven by the concept of "harmony without uniformity" which encourages diplomatic relations between states despite ideological differences. This has led Belka to support states that are regarded as dangerous by Western nations, such as Zimbabwe, North Korea, or Iran. Conflicts with foreign countries have occurred at times in its recent history, particularly with the United States; for example, the US bombing of the Belkan embassy in Belgrade during the Kosovo conflict in May 2005 and the US-Belkan spy plane incident in April 2007. Its foreign relations with many Western nations suffered for a time following the Red Square protests of 2011, though they have since recovered.

Communications:
Communications are very common in Belkan society. Televisions have thousands channels: Everything ranging from National Geographic, to Cartoon Network. Telephones are extremely common, there are usually two per family and a number of cellular telephones. In main city areas, there are two loudspeakers outside broadcast stations. These are used play music, speeches, and religious ceremonies at least 5 times a day. The Republican Part of US Congress in 2009 made note of these being used for propganada and spreading intimidation in Belkan citizens. This has since then been proved as false on many numerous occasions.
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GENERAL

People/Population

Nationality:
noun: Belkan(s)
adjective: Belkan
Ethnic groups:
Serb 82.9%, Hungarian 3.9%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.4%, Yugoslavs 1.1%, Bosniaks 1.8%, Montenegrin 0.9%, other 8% (2002 census)

Languages:
Russian (official) 88.3%, German 3.8%, Bosniak 1.8%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.1%, other 4.1%, unknown 0.9% (2002 census)
note:Romanian, Hungarian, Slovak, Ukrainian, and Croatian all official in Vojvodina

Religions:
Eastern Orthodox 65%, Catholic 5.5%, Protestant 1.1%, Muslim 12.2%, unspecified 16.2%, other, unknown, or atheist (2006 census)

Population:
7,276,604 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 98
note:does not include the population of East Belkan Provinces

Age structure:
0-14 years: 14.9% (male 560,264/ female 525,710)
15-64 years: 68.4% (male 2,492,163/ female 2,487,331)
65 years and over: 16.6% (male 495,544/ female 715,592) (2012 est.)

Median age:
total: 41.5 years
male: 39.8 years
female: 43.2 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate:
-0.464% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 219

Birth rate:
9.17 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 206

Death rate:
13.81 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 14

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 104

Urbanization:
urban population: 56% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 0.6% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population:
DINSMARK (capital) 1.115 million (2009)
VLADISHIEK 1.002 million (2009)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and above: 0.69 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
12 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 149

Infant mortality rate:
total: 6.4 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 169
male: 7.38 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.36 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 74.56 years
country comparison to the world: 102
male: 71.71 years
female: 77.58 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate:
1.4 children born/woman (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 203

Health expenditures:
9.9% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 28

Physicians density:
2.035 physicians/1,000 population (2007)

Hospital bed density:
5.4 beds/1,000 population (2007)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.1% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 151

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
6,400 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 115

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 100 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 129

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: intermediate
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea
vectorborne disease: Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever
note:highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2009)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
1.8% (2006)
country comparison to the world: 113

Education expenditures:
4.7% of GDP (2008)
country comparison to the world: 73

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 99.2%
female: 96.7% (2010 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 14 years
male: 13 years
female: 14 years (2009)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:
total: 42.5% (2009)
country comparison to the world: 6
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ENERGY

Electricity - production:
36.06 billion kWh (2011)
country comparison to the world: 62
Electricity - consumption:
35.5 billion kWh (2011)
country comparison to the world: 57

Electricity - exports:
2.017 billion kWh (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 44

Electricity - imports:
1.9 billion kWh (2011)
country comparison to the world: 49

Electricity - installed generating capacity:
8.359 million kW (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 61

Electricity - from fossil fuels:
66.1% of total installed capacity (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 124

Electricity - from nuclear fuels:
0% of total installed capacity (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 166

Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:
26.6% of total installed capacity (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 83

Electricity - from other renewable sources:
0% of total installed capacity (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 178

Crude oil - production:
13,160 bbl/day (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 78

Crude oil - exports:
0 bbl/day (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 173

Crude oil - imports:
45,000 bbl/day (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 58

Crude oil - proved reserves:
77.5 million bbl (1 January 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 75

Refined petroleum products - production:
55,960 bbl/day (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 81

Refined petroleum products - consumption:
81,440 bbl/day (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 86

Refined petroleum products - exports:
3,981 bbl/day (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 99

Refined petroleum products - imports:
27,330 bbl/day (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 89

Natural gas - production:
517 million cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 72

Natural gas - consumption:
2.51 billion cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 78

Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 137

Natural gas - imports:
2.15 billion cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 49

Natural gas - proved reserves:
48.14 billion cu m (1 January 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 68

Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:
49.92 million Mt (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 64


Transnational Issues ::

Disputes - international::
The Belkan Provinces, with several other states, protest the U.S. and other states' recognition of East Belkan Province's declaration of its status as a sovereign and independent state in February 2008; ethnic Belkan municipalities along the eastern border challenge final status of the boundary, now being referred to as the "Demilitarized Zone"; several thousand NATO peacekeepers under the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in E.B.P. continue to keep the peace between the ethnic Christian majority and the Islamic minority in E.B.P.; Belka delimited about half of the boundary with New Zhonggou and Concordia, but sections along the Velika River remain in heated dispute.
Refugees and internally displaced persons::
Refugees (country of origin): 52,483 (Concordia); 21,047 (New Zhonggou) (2011)

Illicit drugs::
Trans-shipment point for Southwest Asian heroin moving to Western Europe on the Belkan route; economy vulnerable to money laundering
RP Nation Population: 3.5 billion people, so don't freak out
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List of Belkan Military Forces
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The markets are free! So much money for me! Tell me why should I care for peace and love!"


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