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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,634thMost Armed: 3,145thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,193rd
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
I lead. You just follow without thinking ok!
Alexander De Hitskull
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Balberica

Population5.431 billion

CapitalAlexandria
LeaderAlexander De Hitskull
FaithMe and God Union

CurrencyBalber
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Holy Empire of Balberica is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Alexander De Hitskull with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, otherworldly petting zoo, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.431 billion Balbericans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alexandria. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Balberican economy, worth a remarkable 1,111 trillion Balbers a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 204,630 Balbers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The digital money revolution has cashed out, mandatory spouse selection pairs elderly apparatchiki with stunningly beautiful supermodels, proprietary charger leads are now a pain for electric cars as well as cellphones, and hundreds of sailors ride the good ship Alexander De Hitskull day after day. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balberica's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Me and God Union.

Balberica is ranked 8,253rd in the world and 33rd in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Governments, scoring 35.36 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,634thMost Armed: 3,145thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,193rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,359thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,587thLargest Black Market: 4,722ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,765thLargest Mining Sector: 4,972ndMost Avoided: 5,021stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,759thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,806thMost Devout: 5,935thMost Efficient Economies: 6,093rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,206thHighest Average Incomes: 6,336thLowest Crime Rates: 7,153rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,583rdLargest Governments: 8,253rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,418thMost Developed: 9,539thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,106thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,144thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,186thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,196thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,412thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 12,006thMost Authoritarian: 12,667thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,682ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,155thMost Cultured: 13,354thSmartest Citizens: 14,764thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,433rdHighest Economic Output: 16,535thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,698thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,020thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,837th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Balberica, hundreds of sailors ride the good ship Alexander De Hitskull day after day.
  • : Following new legislation in Balberica, proprietary charger leads are now a pain for electric cars as well as cellphones.
  • : Following new legislation in Balberica, mandatory spouse selection pairs elderly apparatchiki with stunningly beautiful supermodels.
  • : Following new legislation in Balberica, the digital money revolution has cashed out.
  • : Following new legislation in Balberica, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • : Balberica voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Protected Working Leave"".
  • : Following new legislation in Balberica, government programs are less "written" and more "plagiarised".
  • : Following new legislation in Balberica, the government spends millions of Balbers every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Following new legislation in Balberica, fixing attendance at women's matches is a matter of "when they go low, we go high... funding".
  • : Following new legislation in Balberica, both criminals and civilians are DOA.

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Island Zero and Spiritual Republic of Caryton.

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