Highest Wealthy Incomes: 118th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 537th Largest Insurance Industry: 632nd
The Federation of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Revolution is not the right of the people but the duty.
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Federation of Des-Bal is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Vincent Aldremi with an iron fist, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, irreverence towards religion, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.551 billion Des-Balians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Des-Hagir. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Des-Balian economy, worth a remarkable 4,619 trillion Khuuls a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 317,478 Khuuls, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,768,626 per year while the poor average 5,641, a ratio of 490 to 1.

The national sporting identity is represented by a talking burger and a singing smartphone, discarded pennies litter the streets, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police, and the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams. Crime is almost non-existent. Des-Bal's national animal is the Scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Capitalism.

Des-Bal is ranked 11,135th in the world and 1st in House of Five Leaves for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 246.07 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 118thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 537thLargest Insurance Industry: 632ndFattest Citizens: 669thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 738thLargest Retail Industry: 885thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 886thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 999thHighest Average Incomes: 1,011thHighest Economic Output: 1,036thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,122ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,183rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,205thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,296thMost Avoided: 1,361stLargest Mining Sector: 1,366thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,499thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,621stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,636thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,975thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,011thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,087thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,113thMost Pro-Market: 2,318thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,167thMost Armed: 3,527thMost Secular: 4,993rdRudest Citizens: 5,831stLargest Populations: 6,419thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,436thTop
Most Extreme: 8,091stLargest Publishing Industry: 8,111thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,121stLargest Black Market: 9,128thMost Stationary: 9,258thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,959thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,135thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,868thMost Influential: 13,748thNudest: 14,010thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,161st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector and the Top 5% for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Des-Bal's influence in House of Five Leaves fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
  • : Des-Bal's influence in House of Five Leaves rose from "Superpower" to "Dominator".
  • : Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments and the Top 5% for Largest Black Market.
  • : Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Des-Bal was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.


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