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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 504th Most Influential: 1,972nd Largest Insurance Industry: 2,789th
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Boltang

Population1.095 billion

Currencycredits
Animalwookies

The United States of Boltang is a massive, safe nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, strictly enforced bedtime, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 1.095 billion Boltangians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 20.3%.

The all-consuming Boltangian economy, worth 104 trillion credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 95,758 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

A death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation, Leader has more friends than ever before, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, and artists are pillars of society. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Boltang's national animal is the wookies, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Boltang is ranked 145,387th in the world and 8,028th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring zero on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 504thTop
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Most Influential: 1,972ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,789thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,679thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,348thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,569thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,115thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,463rdMost Politically Free: 12,912thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,137thRudest Citizens: 16,954th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 95th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 137th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 373rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 383rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 401st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 504th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 522nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 535th in the regionMost Influential: 720th in the regionRudest Citizens: 751st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 834th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 843rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 877th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 950th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 226 » Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Universal State Formula, Federation Terra Australis, Orven, North Armatas, Phoronu, Great Solordia, Erwo Stal, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Territorio di Nessuno, The Rhein States, Sundred, Corfad, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Sunto, Breduria, Pallaith, Bayern-Straubing, Siwale, Wineclaw, Shin-Hachioji, Niradans, Shadowrik, El Fiji Grande, Great Bights Mum, Mzeusia, Ostrinios, Dar es Saalam, Spartoptia, Holy Oranz, New Pruessen, Lorigia, SORT, The Serdey Islands, THX1138, German Holy Roman Empire, Kyoki Chudoku, Valhalla123, The United States of Romania, Selfgradatude, Former English Colony, Yarecir, General COE, ISOP, Bothia, Sanjurika, Newrun, Malta Comino Gozo, and 176 others.PlanetPunk, Minuda, United Draconia, Mercandia, Shibutani, Buckerino, Votak Matim, New Bremerton, Q w e r t y, Sil Dorsett, Elevation, Pasargad, SchoolHouse Rock, Western Vapia, Beagles Reborn, Wilkshire, Choistan, Sinelona, Jefffliu, Venezuelia, Vincone Cae, Snoodum, Ka Ching, Californian Redwood, Kanerland, Unsophisticate, Chukstik Illahi, Uganda Knuckles UK, North Bratislava, Egalico, National Goats, New Lakemba, Grobbillandia, The Windmilluminati, Atomic Industry Islands, Dreadton, Guer Aike, Ethnon, Sakaryata, Kasazzastan, The Iron Lions, Omnistria, Wunderstrafanstalt, Avemterra, Papika, Cloydicia, Amauri, Warsaw-Halicz, Agrauron, Highton Islands, Outer Egorniand, Diodone, Ninjak30, Guslantis, Lunallian, Zumlandia, Gladio II, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Australiland, Ethereal Expanse, United North American, Kulgatha, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, The Black Cathedral, Empy, SillyString, The Pantheons, Xentherida, Ara Antrizuls, Steraz, Torakuen, The South Falls, Yukti, New Eleria, Maott, Kalimora Aire, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Revolutionary Sealand, Asgardira, Kolorland, Agharya, Iselko, Dicko, Newpromisedland, Ham Federation, Fengate, United States of Americanas, Aezus, Hesterin, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, COCONUT-CITY, New Trisone, Ozstan, Joodey, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, Atain, Zemnaya Svoboda, Justanistan, Ieprus, Suicidistan, Artemizistan, Wohlstantia, New Ducklands, Panama Coalition, Ofemerica, Tappan Hills, Acrabinnia, Solmetria, Jasminlandia, IsiMUd, Divine Eulogy, Axstahl, Saturns Edge, Kirostan, Novare Res, The Notorious Mad Jack, Ibiscaton, Racoda, Fortnite Eco, Norostilors, Misuvelia, Sacrento, Plangainer, VarDrade, Noiah, Peldorn, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Lower Nubia, Vikingiarchy, Marijuana Haven, Kontara, Haor Chall, Norvayopia, Xandarnia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Durgron, Frances Francis the First of France, Fayyayid, Unimaginable Doom, Frostopia, Astronomical, Far Easter Republic, Malphe, Praeceps, Lost Staria, Victoriaans Nederlands, Ejhsa, A Classless Society, Funkadelia, El Rojo Octubre, Amerian States, Senkaiboashi, Rkainjel, Liberum Mundi, Seidr Wyrd, Arquan, Doggerstan, Lomjia, Huks Gares, Apetopia, Aratani, Wortowland, Thiammyalllaland, Bananoonza, New Caeitanordia, East Spopovichka, Nakayo, and Medra Community and Independent Society.

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