by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 175thMost Devout: 565thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,285th
The Swinging Jungle of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
Pull up a chair and have a Prickly Pear!
King Baloo von Bruinwald XIII
WA Delegate / Prime Minister
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Baloo Kingdom

Population2.626 billion

CapitalBaloo Kingdom City
LeaderKing Baloo von Bruinwald XIII
FaithLutheran Christianity

CurrencyPrickly Pears

The Swinging Jungle of Baloo Kingdom is a massive, safe nation, ruled by King Baloo von Bruinwald XIII with an even hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 2.626 billion Balooites 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baloo Kingdom City. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Balooite economy, worth 366 trillion Prickly Pears a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 139,480 Prickly Pears, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Torture is illegal, teachers are dying as they attempt to read 500 word essays without pausing for breath, astronauts take one small step for Baloo Kingdom and one giant step backward from confrontation, and there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Baloo Kingdom's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Lutheran Christianity.

Baloo Kingdom is ranked 1,694th in the world and 1st in Callista for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 67.98 Whatever.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 175thMost Devout: 565thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,285thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,694thTop
Most Pacifist: 2,490thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,320thLowest Crime Rates: 3,653rdNicest Citizens: 3,704thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,400thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,864thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,409thBest Weather: 5,653rdLargest Governments: 6,079thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,911thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,991stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,996thHealthiest Citizens: 7,121stSafest: 8,355thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,871stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,012thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,046thMost Cultured: 9,603rdMost Subsidized Industry: 10,425thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,767thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,906thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,144thMost Developed: 11,563rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 13,193rdHighest Average Incomes: 16,843rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,077thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,215thSmartest Citizens: 21,148thMost Inclusive: 22,169th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the region

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