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The Mercantile Kingdom of Battlavia

“Goud in vrede, staal in oorlog”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Thegye

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Mercantile Kingdom of Battlavia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Adalbert II with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, avant-garde cinema, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 1.261 billion Battlavians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Koningsbergen. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Battlavian economy, worth 156 trillion guilders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 124,448 guilders, with the richest citizens earning 6.6 times as much as the poorest.

Teenagers are making eye contact with each other for the first time in years, laborers are building walls and making Wezeltonia pay for it, explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends, and the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Battlavia's national animal is the green dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Battlavian Energism.

Battlavia is ranked 7,293rd in the world and 4th in Thegye for Most Cultured, scoring 130 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,058thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,935thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,316thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,097thMost Pacifist: 5,117thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,286thMost Cultured: 7,293rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,890thNicest Citizens: 7,929thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,041stHealthiest Citizens: 8,585thMost Efficient Economies: 8,654thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,977thLowest Crime Rates: 8,982ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,928thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,134thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,162ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,879thHighest Food Quality: 11,991stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,230thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,687thTop
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Most Developed: 12,807thLargest Governments: 13,262ndMost Patriotic: 13,307thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,745thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,822ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,969thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,051stMost Secular: 16,309thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,012thBest Weather: 20,053rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,229thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,399thHighest Average Incomes: 22,537thMost Authoritarian: 22,814thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24,053rd
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the region

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