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The Democratic State of Battlion

“All are equal, all are right!”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Nysa

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The Democratic State of Battlion is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by President Michael Quinn with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5.831 billion Battlionese are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Education, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Battronio. The average income tax rate is 96%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery industries.

The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme, and corporate innovation has effectively ended since ideas can no longer be owned. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Battlion's national animal is the Free Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, its national religion is The Battionese Church, and its currency is the Battio.

Battlion is ranked 24th in Nysa and 98,519th in the world for Most Average, scoring 350 on the Average Standarized Normality Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 23 hours ago

  • 23 hours ago: Battlion changed its national demonym to "Battlionese".
  • 3 days 6 hours ago: Battlion was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Cultured (last census: Top 10%).
  • 6 days ago: Battlion was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 10 days ago: Battlion was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • 12 days ago: Battlion was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 20 days ago: Battlion was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Battlion, corporate innovation has effectively ended since ideas can no longer be owned.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Battlion, Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Battlion, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Battlion, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.

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