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Most Armed: 8,180thMost Authoritarian: 17,953rdMost Stationary: 18,272nd
The Watchfires of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Skin on skin, let the love begin
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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Balin Lord of Moria

Population10.48 billion

Currency$$
AnimalDeath's-head Hawkmoth

The Watchfires of Balin Lord of Moria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, avant-garde cinema, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 10.48 billion Balin Lord of Morians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 39.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Balin Lord of Morian economy, worth 615 trillion $$s a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 58,730 $$s, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

War vets look after war animals, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly, and the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balin Lord of Moria's national animal is the Death's-head Hawkmoth, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Balin Lord of Moria is ranked 67,807th in the world and 1st in Moria for Nudest, with 165.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Top
5%
Most Armed: 8,180thTop
10%
Most Authoritarian: 17,953rdMost Stationary: 18,272nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Balin Lord of Moria, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm.
  • : Following new legislation in Balin Lord of Moria, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly.
  • : Following new legislation in Balin Lord of Moria, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds.
  • : Following new legislation in Balin Lord of Moria, war vets look after war animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Balin Lord of Moria, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies.
  • : Balin Lord of Moria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Balin Lord of Moria, the tightness of border controls in Balin Lord of Moria leave a little to be desired.
  • : Following new legislation in Balin Lord of Moria, people are more interested in gossip about the private lives of politicians than their policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Balin Lord of Moria, the law forbids arson, murder, and low-quality cheese.
  • : Following new legislation in Balin Lord of Moria, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.

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