1.20 The National debts and interest payments of poor countries

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Andronicos "The Great" as Director of the Human Race and Manager Planet Earth commands and Andronicos "The Cynic" responds as follows.........


Certain tribal Sovereign states such as the United Kingdom should be highly commended for recently writing off the debts of the poorest tribes in the World. There is such a thing as positive tribal karma.

I also highly commend the following top 12 Sovereign tribes who provided overseas development aid to their poorer neighbours. It's not the amount that counts. It's the percentage of the Gross National Product (GNP) given in overseas development that I applaud.

Premiership Division (2000)

Rank SovereignTribe Amount($bn) Tribal development aid as a % of Gross National Product
1 Denmark 1.7 1.06
2 Netherlands 3.1 0.82
3 Sweden 1.8 0.81
4 Norway 1.3 0.80
5 Luxembourg 0.1 0.70
6 Belgium 0.8 0.36
7 Switzerland 0.9 0.34
8 France 4.2 0.33
9 Finland 0.4 0.31
10 UK 4.5 0.31
11 Ireland 0.2 0.30
12 Japan 13.1 0.27

Effective immediately, I direct great leniency is shown to qualified poor tribes that are due having to pay back capital and interest during 2002. I have decided that a percentage of taxation collected from the profits of corporations created by the War Bond in their regions will be used to securely pay off these debts. Refer to my previous list as set forth in section 1.10.70 that itemises qualification criteria. Await my further instructions on this matter.

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