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aeternae libertatis Christian Moreau
Most Inclusive: 1,345thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,447thNicest Citizens: 1,655th
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Influence
Shoeshiner
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Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Balist

Population8.715 billion

CapitalTurica
LeaderChristian Moreau
FaithPerisium

CurrencyCredits
AnimalTiger

The People's Republic of Balist is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Christian Moreau with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.715 billion Balistians 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.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Turica. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Balistian economy, worth a remarkable 1,637 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 187,949 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point, school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students, and airport announcements inform passengers that flights have been delayed because pilots are having afternoon naps. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balist's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Perisium.

Balist is ranked 50,929th in the world and 605th in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,731.21 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Inclusive: 1,345thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,447thNicest Citizens: 1,655thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,707thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,862ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,915thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,101stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,129thHealthiest Citizens: 2,348thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,483rdSafest: 2,577thMost Developed: 2,616thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,680thMost Cultured: 2,745thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,786thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,822ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,101stSmartest Citizens: 3,218thLargest Governments: 3,351stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,424thLowest Crime Rates: 3,497thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,583rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,621stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,893rdMost Influential: 4,037thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,094thBest Weather: 4,515thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,854thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,930thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,951stMost Pacifist: 6,185thHighest Average Incomes: 7,466thHighest Economic Output: 9,460thMost Armed: 9,711thNudest: 9,851stTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,618thMost Efficient Economies: 13,314thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,880thMost Secular: 17,442ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,409th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 28th in the regionMost Inclusive: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 33rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the regionNicest Citizens: 37th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 43rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 45th in the regionSafest: 51st in the regionLargest Governments: 53rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 54th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 55th in the regionMost Developed: 56th in the regionMost Cultured: 57th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 58th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 62nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 65th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 69th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 75th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 83rd in the regionNudest: 89th in the regionBest Weather: 93rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 97th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 97th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 99th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 120th in the regionMost Armed: 128th in the regionMost Pacifist: 128th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 131st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 152nd in the regionMost Influential: 157th in the regionMost Politically Free: 165th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 179th in the regionLargest Populations: 207th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Balist, airport announcements inform passengers that flights have been delayed because pilots are having afternoon naps.
  • : Following new legislation in Balist, school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students.
  • : Following new legislation in Balist, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point.
  • : Balist was endorsed by The Democratic States of Bortheria.
  • : Following new legislation in Balist, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in Balist, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Balist was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Lisokyo.
  • : Following new legislation in Balist, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Balist to be bombproof.
  • : Following new legislation in Balist, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Balist was endorsed by The Republic of Liberdon.

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