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Balkvla Islands

Population7.152 billion

CapitalNimbasa City


The Most Serene Republic of Balkvla Islands is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.152 billion Balkvla Islandsians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nimbasa City. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Balkvla Islandsian economy, worth 925 trillion hitoes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 129,352 hitoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, and five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Balkvla Islands's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Balkvla Islands is ranked 3,993rd in the world and 56th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Least Corrupt Governments, with 95.36 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Pacifist: 2,117thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,142ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,357thNicest Citizens: 2,497thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,530thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,576thMost Influential: 2,784thMost Inclusive: 3,142ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,207thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,639thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,735thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,845thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,846thBest Weather: 3,856thMost Developed: 3,952ndMost Cultured: 3,972ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,993rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,119thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,476thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,528thSmartest Citizens: 5,819thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,377thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,449thLowest Crime Rates: 6,740thLargest Governments: 7,210thTop
Nudest: 11,545thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,772ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,036thMost Income Equality: 13,364thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,131stMost Secular: 14,194thSafest: 15,040thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,445thMost Stationary: 16,395thMost Efficient Economies: 16,754thHighest Economic Output: 18,202ndHighest Average Incomes: 18,989thMost Politically Free: 20,761st
Most Influential: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 22nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 25th in the regionBest Weather: 25th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionMost Pacifist: 26th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 32nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 34th in the regionMost Developed: 34th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 34th in the region

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