The Confederacy of Balante is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 328 million Balanteans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.
The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laplace Ring. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.0%.
The frighteningly efficient Balantean economy, worth 31.4 trillion thalers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 95,724 thalers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 330,954 per year while the poor average 20,240, a ratio of 16.4 to 1.
Party affiliation is just as irrelevant as campaign promises, the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework, children prefer to begin their day with push-ups rather than breakfast, and excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Balante's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Balante was endorsed by The Kingdom of Virmena.
- : Balante was endorsed by The Kingdom of The Scandinavian Realm.
- : Balante was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
- : Balante endorsed The Colony of Capitol Heights.
- : Balante endorsed The Republic of Neue Prussian Republic.
- : Following new legislation in Balante, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
- : Balante endorsed The Republic of Daulle.
- : Balante was endorsed by The Republic of Daulle.
- : Balante endorsed The Republic of How Kol Is He.
- : Balante was endorsed by The Republic of How Kol Is He.
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