by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 146th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 779th Most Influential: 1,586th
The Allied States of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population1.047 billion

CapitalNew Echota

CurrencyBalduronian Adela

The Allied States of Balduron is a massive, genial nation, ruled by ᎫᏫᏍᎫᏫ with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.047 billion Balduronians 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Echota. The average income tax rate is 73.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Balduronian economy, worth 119 trillion Balduronian Adelas a year, is dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 114,505 Balduronian Adelas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Balduronian satellites can detect it, a ban on robots in disguise has transformed the entertainment industry, and the comic book series 'ᎫᏫᏍᎫᏫ and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balduron's national animal is the Stag, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Balduron is ranked 53,800th in the world and 2,844th in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 3,774.49 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 146thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 779thMost Influential: 1,586thTop
Most Inclusive: 7,823rdTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,429thMost Cultured: 11,049thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,187thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,232ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,766thNicest Citizens: 12,785thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,842ndLongest Average Lifespans: 12,877thMost Developed: 13,304thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,368thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,408thSafest: 14,084thBest Weather: 15,453rdSmartest Citizens: 16,300thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,391stHealthiest Citizens: 16,470thMost Pacifist: 16,553rd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 473rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 508th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 530th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 542nd in the regionMost Cultured: 547th in the regionMost Influential: 607th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 625th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 625th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 672nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 701st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 710th in the regionNicest Citizens: 721st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 723rd in the regionSafest: 737th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 741st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 743rd in the regionMost Developed: 744th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 779th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 799th in the regionBest Weather: 813th in the regionLargest Governments: 823rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 831st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 861st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Balduron was endorsed by The Republic of Huks Gares.
  • : Following new legislation in Balduron, the comic book series 'ᎫᏫᏍᎫᏫ and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Following new legislation in Balduron, a ban on robots in disguise has transformed the entertainment industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Balduron, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Balduronian satellites can detect it.
  • : Following new legislation in Balduron, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • : Following new legislation in Balduron, footballers are doing aerobics in the sauna to build their hot weather endurance.
  • : Following new legislation in Balduron, economists claim no news is good news.
  • : Balduron was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist and Best Weather.
  • : Balduron was endorsed by The Absurd Memory of Ravendi.
  • : Following new legislation in Balduron, animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 167 » Territorio di Nessuno, Unimaginable Doom, Sunto, Corfad, Dar es Saalam, Alunya, Sinelona, Frances Francis the First of France, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, El Fiji Grande, Shibutani, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, Yaorozu, Saturns Edge, Haor Chall, Trillius, PlanetPunk, Great Bights Mum, New Pruessen, Sundred, Egalico, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Koda-Land, Acrabinnia, Nakayo, Dreadton, Jasminlandia, Kwaj, 1 very fast endotarter, Pallaith, Valhalla123, Napnomadia, Pomur, Victoriaans Nederlands, Selfgradatude, Sil Dorsett, Yummy Blubber, Torakuen, Shadowrik, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Tamgu, New Bremerton, United Draconia, Ibiscaton, Kasazzastan, Plangainer, Guer Aike, and 117 others.Holy Oranz, Steampunk Ariel, Pasargad, Ikea Rike, Spartoptia, Ethnon, Q w e r t y, Federation Terra Australis, Black Templares, Maott, Zemnaya Svoboda, Malta Comino Gozo, Amauri, Newpromisedland, New Caeitanordia, Moubarakistan, Aratani, Buckerino, Wilkshire, General COE, Niradans, Wineclaw, Votak Matim, Loutsland, Joodey, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Guslantis, Noahs Second Country, Vincone Cae, Sockmanland, Former English Colony, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Hileville, Makersaulache, Fayyayid, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Astrind, Solidair, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Moisus, Kobagia, The Serdey Islands, Orado, British Pacific Islands, Xzavia-Hjar, Steraz, Abject Ludicrosity, SORT, Subjugators, Wisconsota, Bearical, Ever dark, Lindsaystan, Penrith, Rkainjel, Cuyan, Daiz, Runeda, Great Javadwipa, Juggernautilus, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, The Stratosphere Islands, Delmak, Miruma, Orven, Solskjar, Ponantine, Racoda, Ozstan, Impler, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Loli County, Fizban, Russilina, Universal State Formula, Neworva, Clan Spaniel, Lendara, Nothru Lerple, Altamonte, Wallachian People, Xagill, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, United Kahndaq, Germanic Araya, Kranostav, Zecit, Yukti, Empy, Pazair, Phoeba, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, United Anglo-America, Parmovand, Zyvetskistaahn, Vartaraxwess, Eravonia, Lunr, Ravendi, and Huks Gares.

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