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The Federation of Balnik

“Balnika zauvijek vise”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: The Western Isles

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Federation of Balnik is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Andre Chernobog with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 12.286 billion Balniki 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 enormous, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rustov. The average income tax rate is 65.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Balniki economy, worth 694 trillion Vrags a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 56,557 Vrags, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Balnik isn't what it used to be, fishermen take out second mortgages to afford the yearly fishing permit, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, and plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balnik's national animal is the Red Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Balnik is ranked 189,549th in the world and 142nd in The Western Isles for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 19,625.32 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Armed: 7,266thMost Influential: 8,055thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 17,227thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,694thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,531stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,057thLargest Populations: 22,740thMost Stationary: 23,069th
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Most Armed: 14th in the region

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