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The United Provinces of Balzaria

“Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Balzaria

Population14.858 billion

CapitalBalzarus

Currencybalzan
Animalwagtail

The United Provinces of Balzaria is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 14.858 billion Balzarians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Balzarus. The average income tax rate is 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Balzarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,169 trillion balzans a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 78,704 balzans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Residents of ageing concrete tower blocks have vital renovation work stopped by Brutalism enthusiasts, the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate, small patches of desolate land across the world are part of Balzarian sovereign territory, and there is something rotten in the state of Balzaria. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balzaria's national animal is the wagtail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Balzaria is ranked 3,107th in the world and 179th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 95.73 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 695thMost Influential: 1,085thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,568thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,107thSafest: 3,476thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,766thBest Weather: 4,401stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,956thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,606thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,698thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,041stMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,689thMost Pacifist: 7,771stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,402ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,791stHealthiest Citizens: 9,185thMost Cultured: 9,937thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,301stTop
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Most Stationary: 12,378thNicest Citizens: 12,542ndSmartest Citizens: 12,661stMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,033rdHighest Economic Output: 15,398thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,603rdLowest Crime Rates: 16,065thLargest Populations: 16,236thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,072ndMost Developed: 17,590thLargest Governments: 18,211thMost Inclusive: 20,068thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,883rdMost Secular: 22,786th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 73rd in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 179th in the regionSafest: 191st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 210th in the regionBest Weather: 267th in the regionMost Stationary: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 288th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 288th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 289th in the regionLargest Populations: 362nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 400th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 403rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 414th in the regionMost Influential: 419th in the regionMost Pacifist: 452nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 480th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 502nd in the regionMost Cultured: 510th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 517th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 517th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 525th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 683rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 715th in the regionNudest: 739th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 796th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 807th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 813th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 826th in the regionLargest Governments: 894th in the regionMost Developed: 970th in the region

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