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Highest Crime Rates: 2,022nd Largest Retail Industry: 3,196th Most Rebellious Youth: 3,205th
The Community of
Capitalizt
Nihil habenti, nihil deest.
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook Dispatches People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Community of Balkan Borderlands is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 825 million Balkanians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, liberal government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.1%.

The powerhouse Balkan Borderlandsian economy, worth 113 trillion stones a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 137,018 stones, with the richest citizens earning 7.4 times as much as the poorest.

Prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here, and people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Balkan Borderlands is ranked 29,238th in the world and 44th in Philosophy 115 for Longest Average Lifespans, with 69.93 Years.

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Highest Crime Rates: 2,022ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,196thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,205thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,726thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,961stMost Secular: 6,000thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,897thMost Cultured: 6,911thMost Inclusive: 7,680thMost Armed: 8,513thTop
10%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 8,978thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,511thNudest: 10,139thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,056thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,217thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,256thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,354thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,475thHighest Drug Use: 13,727thSmartest Citizens: 14,491stHighest Average Incomes: 14,571stNicest Citizens: 15,461stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,508thRudest Citizens: 17,852nd
Top
10%
Most Secular: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun".
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, corporate lobbying has been outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, the government has an entire department dedicated to staring at microscopes and writing down letters.
  • : Balkan Borderlands was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Balkan Borderlands, the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Telgan, Czechostan, and Maluvia.

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