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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 645th Rudest Citizens: 1,174th Largest Retail Industry: 1,244th
The Anti-Pondel Monarchy of
Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State
Resurrect the Sastan Brotherhood with Peace to Factions
Premier Luharak Kyuna
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Powerbroker
Diplomacy Minister
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Balticonia

Population2.164 billion

CapitalLaumana
LeaderPremier Luharak Kyuna
FaithCatholicism and Tyrellian Christianity

CurrencyDolear
AnimalWinged Lion

The Anti-Pondel Monarchy of Balticonia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Premier Luharak Kyuna with an even hand, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, ubiquitous missile silos, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 2.164 billion Sasto-Baltis are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government prioritizes Industry, with Defense, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laumana. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Balticonian economy, worth 394 trillion Dolears a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 182,072 Dolears, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 535,022 per year while the poor average 48,814, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.

The country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, selfie stick use is a required Scout badge, people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour, and the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Balticonia's national animal is the Winged Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism and Tyrellian Christianity.

Balticonia is ranked 35,466th in the world and 13th in Lezra for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5,171.74 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 645thRudest Citizens: 1,174thLargest Retail Industry: 1,244thFattest Citizens: 1,395thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,925thMost Avoided: 2,004thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,124thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,555thHighest Crime Rates: 2,748thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,761stMost Devout: 3,243rdMost Armed: 3,683rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,691stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,779thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,533rdMost Influential: 5,936thLargest Mining Sector: 5,966thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,547thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,120thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,447thHighest Average Incomes: 7,527thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,779thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,771stMost Efficient Economies: 10,517thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,529thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,656thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,770thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,590thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,569th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the region

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