by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 600thMost Valuable International Artwork: 834thMost Influential: 919th
The United Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
With manatees, most things are possible
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population4.434 billion


Animalpredatory manatee

The United Republic of Baltenlands is a massive, cultured nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.434 billion Baltens 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baltia. The average income tax rate is 50.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Balten economy, worth 375 trillion lunes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is 84,760 lunes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children asked by parents to 'guess how much I love you' ask for the cash value, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, and the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Baltenlands's national animal is the predatory manatee, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Baltenlands is ranked 23,523rd in the world and 770th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 6,454.07 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 600thMost Valuable International Artwork: 834thMost Influential: 919thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 4,817thBest Weather: 11,979thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,488thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,984thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,556thHealthiest Citizens: 17,073rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,783rdMost Pacifist: 18,440thLargest Insurance Industry: 19,581stLongest Average Lifespans: 20,467thSafest: 21,776thSmartest Citizens: 21,779thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,523rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,902ndMost Rebellious Youth: 24,048th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 37th in the regionMost Influential: 78th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 105th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 199th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 362nd in the regionBest Weather: 388th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 476th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 488th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 531st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 563rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 639th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 640th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 669th in the regionLargest Populations: 696th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 709th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 711th in the regionMost Pacifist: 735th in the regionSafest: 754th in the regionMost Stationary: 755th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 767th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 770th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 826th in the region

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