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Nudest: 5,828thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,308thMost Influential: 7,339th
The I'm not Communist of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
Hail Balaslandia!
The Chairman
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Balaslandia

Population1.71 billion

CapitalNew Balaslandia
LeaderThe Chairman
FaithBalaslandian Protestant

CurrencyStar
AnimalBlack Tiger

The I'm not Communist of Balaslandia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Chairman with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, zero percent divorce rate, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.71 billion Weebs are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Balaslandia. The average income tax rate is 30.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Anime economy, worth 225 trillion Stars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 131,677 Stars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick, imitation is the sincerest form of felony, and power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Balaslandia's national animal is the Black Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Balaslandian Protestant.

Balaslandia is ranked 194,158th in the world and 9,630th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 12.65 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Nudest: 5,828thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,308thMost Influential: 7,339thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,757thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,100thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,309thTop
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Most Secular: 11,224thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,946thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,356thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,001stMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,178thHighest Average Incomes: 18,316thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,719th
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Nudest: 235th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 309th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 454th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 540th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 542nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 578th in the regionMost Secular: 609th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 618th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 650th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 840th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 916th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 938th in the region

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