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Most Valuable International Artwork: 110thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 414thMost Devout: 554th
The Swinging Jungle of
Democratic Socialists
Pull up a chair and have a Prickly Pear!
King Baloo von Bruinwald XIII
WA Delegate / Prime Minister
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Baloo Kingdom

Population5.032 billion

CapitalBaloo Kingdom City
LeaderKing Baloo von Bruinwald XIII
FaithLutheran Christianity

CurrencyPrickly Pears

The Swinging Jungle of Baloo Kingdom is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Baloo von Bruinwald XIII with an even hand, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, avowedly heterosexual populace, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 5.032 billion Balooites are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baloo Kingdom City. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Balooite economy, worth 729 trillion Prickly Pears a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 144,944 Prickly Pears, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

King Baloo von Bruinwald XIII is too busy listening to praise to get any work done, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments, and burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Baloo Kingdom's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Lutheran Christianity.

Baloo Kingdom is ranked 245,540th in the world and 77th in Callista for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.34 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 110thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 414thMost Devout: 554thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,589thMost Pacifist: 1,697thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,570thTop
Nicest Citizens: 2,880thLowest Crime Rates: 3,442ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,337thBest Weather: 4,547thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,613thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,845thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,037thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,514thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,601stLargest Governments: 5,635thMost Influential: 5,892ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,972ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,476thSafest: 7,163rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,310thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,454thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,842ndMost Subsidized Industry: 8,676thMost Cultured: 9,351stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,598thHighest Food Quality: 9,790thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,117thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,467thMost Developed: 10,617thMost Efficient Economies: 11,753rdTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 14,312thMost Inclusive: 15,179thHighest Average Incomes: 16,534thSmartest Citizens: 19,844thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,330thMost Income Equality: 25,254th
Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 7th in the region

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