by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 647th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,456th Most Influential: 2,626th
The United Socialist States of
Democratic Socialists
A brighter future for all
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population622 million


CurrencyGold Coin

The United Socialist States of Baldova is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and compulsory military service. The compassionate population of 622 million Baldovans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bastion. The average income tax rate is 84.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Baldovan economy, worth 62.9 trillion Gold Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 101,191 Gold Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases, they say that Baldovans made a dessert and called it peace, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again, and park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Baldova's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Baldova is ranked 15,227th in the world and 763rd in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 93 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 647thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,456thMost Influential: 2,626thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,826thMost Secular: 4,273rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,781stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,832ndNicest Citizens: 5,028thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,211thMost Inclusive: 6,289thMost Pacifist: 7,804thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,092ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,432ndTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 8,660thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,630thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,873rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,561stSafest: 10,848thMost Income Equality: 10,951stMost Advanced Public Education: 11,163rdHighest Poor Incomes: 11,331stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,138thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,894thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,039thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,470thLargest Governments: 14,401stBest Weather: 15,054thMost Cultured: 15,227thSmartest Citizens: 15,777thLowest Crime Rates: 16,211th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 86th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 191st in the regionMost Secular: 222nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 242nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 257th in the regionNicest Citizens: 288th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 295th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 329th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 374th in the regionMost Inclusive: 393rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 408th in the regionMost Pacifist: 432nd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 446th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 450th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 472nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 476th in the regionMost Income Equality: 511th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 563rd in the regionSafest: 576th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 608th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 622nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 643rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 665th in the regionLargest Governments: 687th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 742nd in the regionMost Cultured: 763rd in the regionMost Influential: 767th in the regionBest Weather: 798th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 831st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 852nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Baldova, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets.
  • : Following new legislation in Baldova, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again.
  • : Baldova endorsed The Confédération Démocratique of La Switzerland.
  • : Baldova was endorsed by The Confédération Démocratique of La Switzerland.
  • : Following new legislation in Baldova, they say that Baldovans made a dessert and called it peace.
  • : Following new legislation in Baldova, listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases.
  • : Following new legislation in Baldova, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.
  • : Baldova voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Land Management".
  • : Baldova was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Baldova was endorsed by The Christian Kingdom of Freyford.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 189 » Alunya, Yaorozu, El Fiji Grande, Pallaith, Loutsland, Shadowrik, Territorio di Nessuno, Great Bights Mum, Zumlandia, Xzavia-Hjar, Black Templares, Sunto, Koda-Land, Kwaj, Glurponia, Ethnon, Selfgradatude, The Rhein States, Newpromisedland, Siwale, Shibutani, Guer Aike, Notyoutopia, Runeda, Corfad, Omnistria, Test for a new hope, Bearical, Frances Francis the First of France, Wilkshire, Trillius, Penrith, Pleroma Sans Romans, North Bratislava, Vincone Cae, Dar es Saalam, Destructive Government Endorsing System, 1 very fast endotarter, Torakuen, Cuyan, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Napnomadia, Makersaulache, Kasazzastan, Daiz, Federation Terra Australis, PlanetPunk, Great Javadwipa, Sundred, and 139 others.Valhalla123, Juggernautilus, Tamgu, Zeternia, Sockmanland, Ostrolia, Abject Ludicrosity, Steampunk Ariel, New Bremerton, Concordare, Maott, Lindsaystan, Amauri, Wineclaw, The Tampa Bay Rays, Wisconsota, New Octicarg, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Spartoptia, Lanterkint, Styrica, Elder Realms, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Duerrlewang, Moisus, Ibiscaton, Victoriaans Nederlands, Partax, Yabkhu, Jasminlandia, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, General COE, Babacar, Fizban, The Stratosphere Islands, Votak Matim, Miruma, Delmak, Orven, Guslantis, Solskjar, Ponantine, Malta Comino Gozo, Racoda, Thoven, Aratani, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Tellavinna, Joodey, Nakayo, Yewbow, Ozstan, Impler, Pasargad, PotatoFarmers, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Potestasia, Loli County, Moubarakistan, Eteles, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Serendipita Martia, Universal State Formula, Neworva, Federalania, Clan Spaniel, Lendara, Nothru Lerple, Prevaland, Altamonte, Wallachian People, Xentherida, Xagill, United Kahndaq, Angshire, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Germanic Araya, Orado, Kranostav, Idumetala, Zecit, Yukti, New Holloway, Empy, Pazair, Phoeba, Prydania, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Eraver, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Haor Chall, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, United Anglo-America, Parmovand, Zyvetskistaahn, Afcon, Itallitopia, New Lakemba, Soviet Terran, Aetulia, Fascist Democracy, Zokk, Easternryke, Moose repupblic, Revolutionary Sealand, Moanapo, Kuveria, Marmiedon, Vartaraxwess, Fraguale Cothe, Choistan, The Sinclarian Provinces, United States of Americanas, Eravonia, East Akra, Chukstik Illahi, Ravendi, Kelvaros Prime, Huks Gares, Alice Gardens, Keventle, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, Heken, Free Culture, Dicko, Unsophisticate, Manticore utopia, Consebradoria, Venezuelia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Interdimensional Zone, Freyford, and La Switzerland.