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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,721st Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,885th Safest: 3,955th
The Islamic Republic of
Conservative Democracy
Peace and Freedom
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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Balagan

Population5.739 billion

CapitalJanubi
LeaderColonel Nanaya Shala
FaithIslam

CurrencyKuruş
AnimalTiger

The Islamic Republic of Balagan is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Colonel Nanaya Shala with a fair hand, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, infamous sell-swords, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 5.739 billion Balaganians are known throughout the region for their efficiency and work ethic, as well as their general suspicion of leisure.

The large, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Janubi. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 80.0%.

The all-consuming Balaganian economy, worth 748 trillion Kuruşs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 130,410 Kuruşs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 386,038 per year while the poor average 34,603, a ratio of 11.2 to 1.

Dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, Colonel Nanaya Shala's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars, the might of the entire Balaganian Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders, and straitjackets are a common religious garb. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balagan's national animal is the Tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Islam.

Balagan is ranked 11,851st in the world and 9th in Greater Middle East for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 7,392.42 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,721stTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,885thSafest: 3,955thMost Devout: 4,083rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,605thMost Avoided: 5,786thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,968thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 11,544thLargest Mining Sector: 11,851stLargest Governments: 12,221stLowest Crime Rates: 12,901stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,328thRudest Citizens: 13,741stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,579thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,874th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Politically Free: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Balagan, straitjackets are a common religious garb.
  • : Balagan's influence in Greater Middle East rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Balagan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces and the Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Balagan, the might of the entire Balaganian Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders.
  • : Balagan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Balagan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Balagan, Colonel Nanaya Shala's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars.
  • : Balagan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Balagan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Balagan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.

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