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Most Valuable International Artwork: 280thMost Devout: 595thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,170th
The Swinging Jungle of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Pull up a chair and have a Prickly Pear!
King Baloo von Bruinwald XIII
Influence
Vassal
Prime Minister
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Baloo Kingdom

Population2.393 billion

CapitalBaloo Kingdom City
LeaderKing Baloo von Bruinwald XIII
FaithLutheran Christianity

CurrencyPrickly Pears
AnimalBear

The Swinging Jungle of Baloo Kingdom is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Baloo von Bruinwald XIII with an even hand, and remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, zero percent divorce rate, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 2.393 billion Balooites have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baloo Kingdom City. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Balooite economy, worth 325 trillion Prickly Pears a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 136,208 Prickly Pears, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Increasing numbers of children in Baloo Kingdom have different eye and hair color to their supposed fathers, farm turkeys are given high doses of antidepressants to take their minds off the holiday season, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to King Baloo von Bruinwald XIII's wardrobe, and houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries. 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 190,697th in the world and 45th in Callista for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -6.24 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 280thMost Devout: 595thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,170thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,800thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,659thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,564thLowest Crime Rates: 3,841stNicest Citizens: 3,992ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,312thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,813thBest Weather: 5,054thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,402ndLargest Governments: 6,243rdLargest Welfare Programs: 6,371stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,831stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,851stHealthiest Citizens: 7,177thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,545thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,576thSafest: 9,174thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,893rdMost Cultured: 10,093rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,312thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,672ndHighest Poor Incomes: 11,812thTop
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Most Developed: 12,355thMost Efficient Economies: 13,194thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,648thHighest Average Incomes: 17,815thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,259th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the region

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