by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 741stMost Influential: 1,031stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,858th
The United Provinces of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem.
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Population13.473 billion



The United Provinces of Balzaria is a gargantuan, genial nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 13.473 billion Balzarians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Balzarus. The average income tax rate is 88.2%.

The all-consuming Balzarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,071 trillion balzans a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 79,513 balzans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

Residents of ageing concrete tower blocks have vital renovation work stopped by Brutalism enthusiasts, the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate, small patches of desolate land across the world are part of Balzarian sovereign territory, and there is something rotten in the state of Balzaria. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balzaria's national animal is the wagtail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Balzaria is ranked 47,508th in the world and 2,140th in The North Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 79,513.31 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 741stMost Influential: 1,031stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,858thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,991stSafest: 3,561stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,763rdBest Weather: 4,934thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,517thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,934thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,236thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,416thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,473rdMost Pacifist: 7,718thHealthiest Citizens: 8,922ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,268thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,548thMost Cultured: 9,782ndTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,768thNicest Citizens: 11,956thSmartest Citizens: 12,362ndMost Stationary: 13,384thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,538thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,589thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,698thHighest Economic Output: 15,684thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,936thLargest Populations: 16,753rdMost Developed: 17,033rdLowest Crime Rates: 18,352ndLargest Governments: 18,389thMost Inclusive: 19,632ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,440th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 89th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 155th in the regionSafest: 204th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 234th in the regionBest Weather: 268th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 289th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 293rd in the regionMost Stationary: 304th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 307th in the regionLargest Populations: 315th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 350th in the regionMost Influential: 395th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 411th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 416th in the regionMost Pacifist: 426th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 479th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 486th in the regionMost Cultured: 489th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 497th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 500th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 533rd in the regionNudest: 658th in the regionNicest Citizens: 662nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 665th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 688th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 707th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 718th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 743rd in the regionLargest Governments: 878th in the regionMost Developed: 884th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 886th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 218 » Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Siwale, Sunto, Great Bights Mum, Alice Gardens, Holy Oranz, Sil Dorsett, Xentherida, Malta Comino Gozo, Pallaith, Shadowrik, Frances Francis the First of France, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Selfgradatude, Necromonia, Diodone, New Lakemba, Yukti, Kelvaros Prime, New Chilokver, Buckerino, Cloydicia, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Wineclaw, Unsophisticate, Ice and Tinian, Aroa, Plumas, Corfad, The Syca, Unimaginable Doom, Maott, Eglise Sainte Eve, Puczovska, Atain, Phoronu, Shibutani, The Gamer Party, Former English Colony, New Trisone, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, Whereisthatistan, Zeternia, Ethnon, and 168 others.Pleroma Sans Romans, Sundred, Hyperbanus, Empy, United Draconia, SORT, El Fiji Grande, Arstungry, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Amestris-Britannia, Greater Pittsburgh, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, New Pruessen, Valhalla123, Niradans, United Kahndaq, Votak Matim, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Egalico, The Windmilluminati, Dreadton, Guer Aike, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Avemterra, The Austro Germanic Union, Kobagia, Ninjak30, Zumlandia, Napnomadia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Bearical, Cinnibar, Pasargad, Joodey, The Sinclarian Provinces, Panama Coalition, Solmetria, The Discipled, Haor Chall, Plangainer, Acrabinnia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Astronomical, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Zokk, Astrind, Solidair, Glurponia, Abject Ludicrosity, Wisconsota, Orado, Daiz, Runeda, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Solskjar, Gnomewatchers, Fizban, Clan Spaniel, Lendara, Wallachian People, Xagill, PotatoFarmers, Kranostav, Zecit, Pazair, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Ravendi, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, Serendipita Martia, Interdimensional Zone, Newpromisedland, Palgo, Fendlium, Valentine Z, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Lungha, Hamerica, Tachycardia, Merconitonitopia, Praeceps, Valatic Ash, Loli County, The New Communist Republic Of States, MiaryBhalzhack, Eschatosia, The Endless Eventide, Ihese, Khoik, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Yokciq Empire, Crader, Avastate, Varola, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Chukstik Illahi, Nistriabar, Unshleepd, Woodsend, Hyphen, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Prydania, Solimun, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, PortvgaI, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Aoncarpa, Westinor, Zzozona, Hoglands, Plutayah, Fox Richy, Veast, New Jamgra, Libertania Democratica, Planes, Sevinland, Kocherian, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Tukayyiad, Seanat, Cowbridge, Brucklania, Arichia, Arbor Marshes, Schnuftelland, Borsukia, Damsmel, Madjack, Mardessa, Xipher, Kragsgale, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Buckhem, Illusia and Neverendia, Ultra777, Cucuville, Andexia, Simone Republic, Ihsan, Principia Mathematica, Democratic Republic of Kohland, and Geektopia.

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