by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 141stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 399thMost Devout: 597th
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

Population7.341 billion

CapitalBaloo Kingdom City
LeaderKing Baloo von Bruinwald XIII
FaithLutheran Christianity

CurrencyPrickly Pears

The Swinging Jungle of Baloo Kingdom is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by King Baloo von Bruinwald XIII with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, daily referendums, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, devout population of 7.341 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baloo Kingdom City. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Balooite economy, worth a remarkable 1,086 trillion Prickly Pears a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 148,044 Prickly Pears, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average, the atmosphere in Balooite boardrooms is turning more gay, social media sites go into shutdown for days at a time to censor user content, and government negotiators never forget to say "pretty please" when begging for custody of its criminals. 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 10,896th in the world and 12th in Callista for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 8,050.36 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 141stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 399thMost Devout: 597thMost Pacifist: 1,659thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,679thSafest: 2,503rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,588thNicest Citizens: 2,907thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 3,382ndBest Weather: 4,036thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,043rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,251stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,259thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,542ndMost Influential: 4,883rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,205thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,224thLargest Governments: 5,463rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,242ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,429thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,465thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,399thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,577thHighest Food Quality: 8,825thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,836thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,875thMost Cultured: 9,951stMost Developed: 10,533rdMost Inclusive: 10,790thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,896thMost Efficient Economies: 12,595thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,148thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,792ndTop
Smartest Citizens: 18,160thHighest Average Incomes: 18,270thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,964thMost Income Equality: 19,738thHighest Economic Output: 22,809th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 5th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the region

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