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Highest Crime Rates: 997th Most Armed: 1,439th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,611th
The Community of
Left-Leaning College State
Nihil habenti, nihil deest.
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Community of Balkan Borderlands is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, deadly medical pandemics, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful population of 2.093 billion Balkanians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The minute, liberal government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vukojebina. The average income tax rate is 2.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Balkan Borderlandsian economy, worth 296 trillion stones a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 141,727 stones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

For the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song, hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region, and companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Balkan Borderlands's national animal is the black cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Balkan Borderlands is ranked 163,374th in the world and 92nd in Philosophy 115 for Most Avoided, scoring 0.63 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Highest Crime Rates: 997thMost Armed: 1,439thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,611thTop
5%
Largest Retail Industry: 2,169thMost Inclusive: 2,329thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,776thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,920thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,008thMost Secular: 3,125thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,807thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,406thMost Cultured: 4,838thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,919thRudest Citizens: 6,480thTop
10%
Nudest: 9,254thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,916thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,967thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,024thNicest Citizens: 10,078thSmartest Citizens: 10,250thMost Influential: 10,892ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,888thHighest Average Incomes: 13,567thLargest Black Market: 16,168thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,601stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,728th
Top
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Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionTop
10%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, citizens have to dodge their neighbor's drones while getting the morning paper.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, where your food came from is an unknowable mystery.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, the Balkan Borderlandsian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, retired racing black cats are served truffles for breakfast.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Czechostan, Central Kadigan, and Telgan.

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