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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,562ndMost Rebellious Youth: 3,069thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,753rd
The Autonomous Community of
Left-wing Utopia
ˇViva la gente!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Ballzia

Population15.81 billion

CapitalAlcázar
LeaderDave

Currencypeso
AnimalSalamander

The Autonomous Community of Ballzia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dave with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, rampant corporate plagiarism, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 15.81 billion Ballzians 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 medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alcázar. The average income tax rate is 82.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ballzian economy, worth a remarkable 2,567 trillion pesos a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 162,390 pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, Ballzian watches are often the only thing to survive a disaster intact, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes, and lovesick people are told 'it's not them, it's you'. Crime is totally unknown. Ballzia's national animal is the Salamander, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Ballzia is ranked 285,571st in the world and 905th in United Kingdom for Fattest Citizens, with 6.38 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,562ndTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 3,069thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,753rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,843rdMost Developed: 4,326thSmartest Citizens: 4,664thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,513thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,588thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,929thMost Inclusive: 6,270thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,552ndHighest Economic Output: 7,516thHighest Food Quality: 7,769thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,260thMost Secular: 9,826thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,888thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,899thHealthiest Citizens: 10,264thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,024thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,149thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,745thMost Cultured: 13,000thLargest Governments: 13,351stHighest Average Incomes: 13,664thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,380thBest Weather: 14,467thMost Armed: 14,496thNudest: 15,067thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 17,195thMost Income Equality: 19,113thMost Efficient Economies: 19,759thLargest Populations: 20,234thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,378thMost Subsidized Industry: 29,098thLowest Crime Rates: 29,799th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Inclusive: 24th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionNudest: 29th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 29th in the regionMost Secular: 30th in the regionMost Income Equality: 30th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 35th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 39th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 48th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 49th in the regionBest Weather: 50th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 52nd in the regionLargest Governments: 52nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 61st in the regionMost Cultured: 63rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 65th in the regionRudest Citizens: 77th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 81st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 84th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 89th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ballzia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Ballzia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Mokastana".
  • : Ballzia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Press Freedoms".
  • : Ballzia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Ballzia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest and the Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Ballzia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Sophisticated Investors Protocol".
  • : Following new legislation in Ballzia, lovesick people are told 'it's not them, it's you'.
  • : Ballzia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Ballzia, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes.
  • : Ballzia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.

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