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The Economic Empire of The Balreskan Union

“Regulating the market will only make it an illegal one”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Location: Capitalist Paradise

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Economic Empire of The Balreskan Union is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Chancellor Apelsin with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, avowedly heterosexual populace, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 3.602 billion Balreskans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Balreska. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Balreskan economy, worth 674 trillion BalresCoins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 187,347 BalresCoins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 635,145 per year while the poor average 40,804, a ratio of 15.6 to 1.

Breastfeeding mothers are replacing smokers to loiter outside the workplace, Max Barry is this year's Miss The Balreskan Union, the government has announced its plans to construct a giant weaponised robot-cat, and minor parties are virtually absent in Parliament. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Balreskan Union's national animal is the Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

The Balreskan Union is ranked 241,104th in the world and 254th in Capitalist Paradise for Best Weather, with -87 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Rudest Citizens: 1,500thLargest Retail Industry: 2,320thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,560thFattest Citizens: 3,849thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,048thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,130thMost Avoided: 4,597thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,512thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,585thLargest Mining Sector: 6,881stMost Efficient Economies: 7,107thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,792ndLargest Black Market: 8,007thHighest Average Incomes: 8,056thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,462ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,732ndMost Subsidized Industry: 11,095thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,169thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,335thTop
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Most Secular: 12,453rdMost Armed: 14,244thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,932ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,184thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,664thSmartest Citizens: 17,814thLargest Governments: 20,436thMost Pro-Market: 22,436thMost Developed: 23,644th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionLargest Black Market: 25th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 26th in the regionRudest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 31st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Octal, Republica JIM, Snorlaxia, Otoro, and UNDelegate.