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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,888th Largest Welfare Programs: 3,046th Most Inclusive: 3,135th
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
United in libertatem
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Balist

Population5.888 billion

CapitalTurica
LeaderDorian Merlyn
FaithPerisium

CurrencyCredits
AnimalTiger

The People's Republic of Balist is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Dorian Merlyn with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.888 billion Balistians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Turica. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Balistian economy, worth 934 trillion Credits a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 158,705 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

For 25 Credits tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy, more money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, and it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balist's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Perisium.

Balist is ranked 167,750th in the world and 988th in 10000 Islands for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -20.98 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,888thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,046thMost Inclusive: 3,135thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,534thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,689thNicest Citizens: 3,893rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,120thMost Cultured: 4,179thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,740thSafest: 4,850thHealthiest Citizens: 4,909thMost Developed: 5,017thLowest Crime Rates: 5,394thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,396thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,448thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,731stLargest Governments: 5,766thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,877thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,500thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,762ndSmartest Citizens: 6,857thMost Pacifist: 7,114thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,225thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,600thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,555thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 8,970thNudest: 9,134thHighest Average Incomes: 10,965thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,216thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,526thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,909thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,214thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,909thHighest Economic Output: 14,797thBest Weather: 15,063rdMost Efficient Economies: 16,421st
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 46th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 51st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 51st in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 69th in the regionNicest Citizens: 77th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 77th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 79th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 80th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 85th in the regionLargest Governments: 86th in the regionNudest: 86th in the regionMost Cultured: 87th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 88th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 89th in the regionSafest: 96th in the regionMost Developed: 100th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 103rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Balist was endorsed by The Holy Republic of Echocrimsonia.
  • : Balist was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Balist voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Severisen".
  • : Following new legislation in Balist, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle.
  • : Balist was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Balist, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Balist, more money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself.
  • : Balist's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Balist was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Balist, for 25 Credits tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy.

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