by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,846thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,896thMost Influential: 4,454th
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Population674 million


The Kingdom of Balvara is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its soft-spoken computers, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 674 million Balvarans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.9%.

The thriving Balvaran economy, worth 60.2 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Pizza Delivery, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 89,358 Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 320,828 per year while the poor average 17,832, a ratio of 18.0 to 1.

The news is showing footage of Leader bullying an old man to the point of tears, libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals, and only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balvara's national animal is the Goblin.

Balvara is ranked 159,549th in the world and 8,403rd in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 10.87 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,846thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,896thMost Influential: 4,454thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,333rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,546thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,167thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,966thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,126thTop
Fattest Citizens: 13,038thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,749thHighest Drug Use: 20,512th
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 171st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 253rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 268th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 296th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 426th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 442nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 450th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 640th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 716th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 735th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 902nd in the region

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