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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 511th Most Influential: 1,185th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,838th
The Democratic Confederation of
Left-wing Utopia
Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem
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Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
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Political Freedom
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Balzaria

Population10.226 billion

CapitalBalzarus

Currencybalzan
Animalwagtail

The Democratic Confederation of Balzaria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.226 billion Balzarians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Balzarus. The average income tax rate is 88.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Balzarian economy, worth 602 trillion balzans a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery and Information Technology. Average income is 58,956 balzans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, the World Democratic Confederation Games have been won again by Balzaria as no other country cares enough to compete, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, and families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balzaria's national animal is the wagtail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Balzaria is ranked 152,899th in the world and 7,721st in The North Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 23.73 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,838thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,432ndBest Weather: 5,557thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,532ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,580thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,529thTop
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Safest: 8,194thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,016thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,125thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,127thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,304thHealthiest Citizens: 11,794thNudest: 11,799thMost Cultured: 12,153rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,272ndNicest Citizens: 13,659thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,821st
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 144th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 299th in the regionBest Weather: 304th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 311th in the regionLargest Populations: 359th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 366th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 373rd in the regionNudest: 384th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 396th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 398th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 404th in the regionTop
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Safest: 438th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 461st in the regionMost Influential: 473rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 503rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 519th in the regionMost Stationary: 528th in the regionMost Cultured: 606th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 653rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 683rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 737th in the regionNicest Citizens: 754th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 215 » Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Siwale, Sunto, Great Bights Mum, Alice Gardens, Holy Oranz, American MapleStory, Sil Dorsett, Guslantis, Xentherida, Crodaria, Malta Comino Gozo, Pallaith, Shadowrik, Frances Francis the First of France, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Amerian States, Selfgradatude, General COE, SillyString, Necromonia, Shin-Hachioji, Ainsworth, Diodone, New Lakemba, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Kelvaros Prime, New Chilokver, Republic of Dixie, Buckerino, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, The Iron Lions, Beodarasc, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Wineclaw, Unsophisticate, Ice and Tinian, The The Bierands, Panama Coalition, Aroa, Plumas, Weehay, Corfad, and 165 others.Wodan, The Syca, Palisede, Destroedor, Victoriaans Nederlands, Unimaginable Doom, Apetopia, Maott, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Malvad, Ozstan, Eglise Sainte Eve, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Puczovska, Ceretis, Atain, Phoronu, Albacria, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, THX1138, Ka Ching, Californian Redwood, The Gamer Party, Former English Colony, Northern Glory, New Trisone, Koda-Land, Kylesburgh, Highton Islands, Lower Nubia, Mazeoftime, Snoodum, Racoda, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, Suicidistan, Sanjurika, The Mace Kingdom, Zeternia, Ethnon, Pleroma Sans Romans, Sundred, Hyperbanus, Empy, United Draconia, SORT, Misuvelia, Dovena, Quranite, CedieRKing, The United States of Romania, Alsace and Lorraine United, East Darlown Zamatraporia, Aenglaland, I am the one who knocks, El Fiji Grande, Arstungry, Abject Ludicrosity, Copria, Dar es Saalam, Imperial Higerker Rus, Democritus, Yarecir, Wilkshire, Amestris-Britannia, Babacar, Greater Pittsburgh, The Rhein States, The Pantheons, Gorlan Ruins, The Most Freedom Ever, New Bremerton, Lionia, Kranostav, Gawdzendia, Tyroshh, Wisconsota, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Zastunia Free State, Newrun, Spartoptia, Valhalla123, Niradans, Elijaia, United Kahndaq, Chamocha, Katschekistan, Timarah, Votak Matim, Magic Genovia, Oshonia, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, Uganda Knuckles UK, North Bratislava, Egalico, Torakuen, Maovale, The Windmilluminati, Dreadton, Aurumos, Guer Aike, Omnistria, Sakaryata, Kasazzastan, Wunderstrafanstalt, Stat Artha, Democratu, Daedric Stellar Empire, Jontopiary, Avemterra, Papika, Warsaw-Halicz, HeartLard, Amauri, Federation Terra Australis, Machendel, Xagill, The Notorious Mad Jack, The Austro Germanic Union, Outer Egorniand, The South Falls, Kobagia, Atomic Industry Islands, Ninjak30, Lunallian, Zumlandia, Piptaimerfulopia, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Bearical, Australiland, Ethereal Expanse, United North American, Hong Kong Empire, The Realm of Dorne, Black Templares, The Black Cathedral, Dercia, Analomink, Overwhelming Regret, Ara Antrizuls, Cinnibar, Steraz, Ostrolia, New Eleria, United Western Federation, Pasargad, Butcher Bridge, Liber-lando, INTEGRAL, Paradisia Heavenlonia Stralisian Union, Alunya, Joodey, Crown Isles, Bridgett, The Sinclarian Provinces, Zemnaya Svoboda, Justanistan, and 1 very fast endotarter.

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