by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,310thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,027thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,881st
The Monarchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
don't make me think
King Adam
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.916 billion

LeaderKing Adam

CurrencyGeneric Currency Units

The Monarchy of Barlonatar is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Adam with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, infamous sell-swords, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 5.916 billion Barlonatarians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Turtalia. The average income tax rate is 55.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Barlonatarian economy, worth 412 trillion Generic Currency Units a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 69,659 Generic Currency Units, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The newly revamped army is so eager for action that it has trouble keeping the peace, diminutive Barlonatarian generals are feared for their aggressiveness, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world, and the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barlonatar's national animal is the Alpacca, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Barlonatar is ranked 182,453rd in the world and 162nd in New Western Empire for Most Primitive, scoring -195.06 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Influential: 2,310thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,027thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,881stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,957thMost Secular: 7,825thRudest Citizens: 8,264thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,200thLargest Retail Industry: 12,525thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,386thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,001stMost Advanced Public Education: 17,130thBest Weather: 17,467thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,629thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,047thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,077thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,407th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 25th in the regionMost Stationary: 25th in the region

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