Most Influential: 196thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,884thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,003rd
The Retired Nation of
New York Times Democracy
From Many, One
Teddy R Hammarskj÷ld
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Balan Bar

Population12.537 billion

CapitalUrbs de lumine
LeaderTeddy R Hammarskj÷ld
FaithThe Nine Divine


The Retired Nation of Balan Bar is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Teddy R Hammarskj÷ld with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.537 billion Balan Barians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbs de lumine. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Balan Barian economy, worth a remarkable 1,941 trillion francs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 154,888 francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully', foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", and the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balan Bar's national animal is the Fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Nine Divine.

Balan Bar is ranked 5,444th in the world and 15th in Conch Kingdom for Healthiest Citizens, with 19.12 bananas ingested per day.

Most Influential: 196thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,884thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,003rdTop
Best Weather: 3,855thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,951stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,027thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,148thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,508thMost Developed: 4,567thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,741stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,747thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,811thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,925thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,080thHighest Food Quality: 5,120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,335thHealthiest Citizens: 5,444thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,546thMost Inclusive: 5,670thSmartest Citizens: 5,753rdNicest Citizens: 5,792ndMost Pacifist: 5,918thLowest Crime Rates: 6,021stMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,065thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,252ndMost Cultured: 6,391stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,198thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,200thLargest Governments: 7,549thMost Stationary: 8,547thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,042ndHighest Economic Output: 9,850thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,182ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,481stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,430thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 14,156thSafest: 20,626thMost Secular: 21,317thLargest Populations: 25,497th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Pacifist: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 27th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 28th in the regionNudest: 29th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 32nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 35th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 39th in the region

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