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The Empire of Bati Slaples

“Please Leave Us Alone”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific

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Bati Slaples

Population195 million

CurrencyBoot
AnimalLiving Trees

The Empire of Bati Slaples is a very large, orderly nation, notable for its state-planned economy, prohibition of alcohol, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 195 million Bati Slaplesians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 34.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Bati Slaplesian economy, worth 8.38 trillion Boots 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, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, and Information Technology. 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 42,979 Boots, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, unemployed youngsters trained to kill are being released en masse into society, and the nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bati Slaples's national animal is the Living Trees, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Bati Slaples is ranked 18,772nd in the world and 950th in The North Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 72.22 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,291stTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,283rdMost Secular: 3,577thMost Influential: 6,654thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,258th
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Most Secular: 179th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 277th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 460th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 827th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 124 » Alunya, Runeda, Yaorozu, Corfad, Dar es Saalam, Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, Shibutani, Notyoutopia, The Bureaucratic Territories, Lower Nubia, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Loutsland, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Dreadton, Omnistria, Koda-Land, Trillius, Glurponia, Joodey, Guer Aike, Loli County, Newpromisedland, Daiz, Sockmanland, Duerrlewang, Kaschovia, Aratani, Siwale, Zumlandia, Federation Terra Australis, East Wushen, Francois Isidore, Wineclaw, McMasterdonia, Racoda, Amauri, New Bremerton, 1 very fast endotarter, Sea Ghost, Steampunk Ariel, Neworva, Universal State Formula, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Delmak, Holy Oranz, New Octicarg, Prydania, and 74 others.Sunto, Selfgradatude, Kwaj, PlanetPunk, Pallaith, Ereena, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Clan Spaniel, Ozstan, Lendara, Makersaulache, Frances Francis the First of France, Nothru Lerple, Cuyan, Malta Comino Gozo, Viridiann, Altamonte, Kelvaros Prime, Unprintable Initiator, Wilkshire, Wallachian People, Spartoptia, Votak Matim, Alice Gardens, The Tampa Bay Rays, Xentherida, Xagill, Napnomadia, PotatoFarmers, BrightFutures, Xzavia-Hjar, Partax, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Shadowrik, Angshire, United Kahndaq, Wisconsota, Ponantine, Abject Ludicrosity, Miruma, Kranostav, Gnomewatchers, Inven in TNP, Pasargad, Yukti, Germanic Araya, Penrith, Pazair, Phoeba, Empy, The Iron Lions, Rosewood-, New Lakemba, Tachycardia, Seenvorland, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Haor Chall, Vincone Cae, Ethnon, Black Templares, Daymonskinner, Zecit, Dabarastan, Valhalla123, Parmovand, Zyvetskistaahn, Afcon, Orado, United Anglo-America, Opstan, Maott, Vartaraxwess, and Eravonia.

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