by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 433rd Most Influential: 806th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,947th
The United Provinces of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem.
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Population11.869 billion



The United Provinces of Balzaria is a gargantuan, genial nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.869 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, liberal morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Balzarus. The average income tax rate is 85.4%.

The all-consuming Balzarian economy, worth 924 trillion balzans a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 77,915 balzans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, and the government's stance on marriage is 'Let Balzarians marry themselves'. 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 11,878th in the world and 623rd in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 9,799.8 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 433rdMost Influential: 806thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,947thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,942ndSafest: 3,567thBest Weather: 5,093rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,907thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,540thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,678thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,977thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,060thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,172ndMost Pacifist: 7,803rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,929thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 8,968thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,670thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,851stNicest Citizens: 10,593rdMost Cultured: 10,858thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,840thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,878thSmartest Citizens: 12,723rdLargest Welfare Programs: 13,728thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,615thMost Developed: 14,803rdMost Stationary: 15,207thHighest Economic Output: 15,819thNudest: 16,657th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 97th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 159th in the regionSafest: 193rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 258th in the regionBest Weather: 281st in the regionMost Influential: 285th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 302nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 317th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 321st in the regionLargest Populations: 322nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 324th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 352nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 360th in the regionMost Stationary: 381st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 414th in the regionMost Pacifist: 429th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 434th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 448th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 490th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 510th in the regionMost Cultured: 535th in the regionNudest: 536th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 581st in the regionNicest Citizens: 599th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 623rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 657th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 663rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 687th in the regionMost Developed: 820th in the region

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