Highest Wealthy Incomes: 117th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 538th Largest Insurance Industry: 630th
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 keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.382 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, with Law & Order and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. 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 4,565 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 153,825th in the world and 5th in House of Five Leaves for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -44.94 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 117thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 538thLargest Insurance Industry: 630thFattest Citizens: 665thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 754thLargest Retail Industry: 851stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 892ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,021stHighest Economic Output: 1,055thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,058thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,127thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,178thMost Efficient Economies: 1,226thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,294thLargest Mining Sector: 1,362ndMost Avoided: 1,363rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,506thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,628thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,643rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,982ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,046thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,087thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,108thMost Pro-Market: 2,270thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,151stMost Armed: 3,550thMost Secular: 4,798thRudest Citizens: 5,596thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,275thLargest Populations: 6,520thTop
Most Extreme: 7,912thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,029thLargest Black Market: 9,210thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,286thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,423rdMost Stationary: 9,427thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,809thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,777thNudest: 13,761stMost Influential: 13,897thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,259th

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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