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Most Armed: 4,561stNudest: 6,749thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,033rd
The Very Inactive of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Ego tenens imperium
Payton
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Balaslandia

Population3.415 billion

CapitalNew Balaslandia
LeaderPayton
FaithNone

CurrencyStar
AnimalBlack Bear

The Very Inactive of Balaslandia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Payton with an even hand, and notable for its digital currency, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 3.415 billion Balaslandians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Balaslandia. The average income tax rate is 36.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Balaslandian economy, worth 449 trillion Stars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 131,715 Stars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Attempted suicide is punishable by public hanging, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, and the Liberal Progressive and Progressive Liberal parties swear that they have totally different ideologies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balaslandia's national animal is the Black Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Balaslandia is ranked 200,063rd in the world and 69th in First World Order for Best Weather, with 88 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Most Armed: 4,561stNudest: 6,749thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,033rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,271stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,329thTop
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Most Secular: 13,411thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,136thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,145thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,395thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,695thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,274thHighest Average Incomes: 19,209thMost Inclusive: 19,539thLargest Black Market: 21,978thMost Developed: 22,476thMost Cultured: 22,539thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,561stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 24,013th
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Most Inclusive: 7th in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the region

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