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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,099thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,606thMost Devout: 1,696th
The Germanic-Mantrean Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We, the nation of Bala Mantre, believe in peace and war
Emperor Ashkenzic IV
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Bala Mantre

Population2.424 billion

CapitalHak Li
LeaderEmperor Ashkenzic IV


The Germanic-Mantrean Empire of Bala Mantre is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Ashkenzic IV with an iron fist, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, strictly enforced bedtime, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.424 billion Bala Mantreans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hak Li. The average income tax rate is 96.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Bala Mantrean economy, worth 435 trillion Kronors a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 179,542 Kronors, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

Bala Mantre's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives, government policy is dictated by Yamastian, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, and up to 40% of voters can finally read the issues they're deciding on. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bala Mantre's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Yamastian.

Bala Mantre is ranked 37,317th in the world and 1,129th in The North Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 435 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,099thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,606thMost Devout: 1,696thLowest Crime Rates: 2,183rdTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,501stMost Influential: 2,511thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,033rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,537thLargest Governments: 3,915thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,247thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,140thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,651stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,168thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,168thHealthiest Citizens: 6,506thMost Authoritarian: 6,518thMost Developed: 6,804thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,427thMost Conservative: 7,760thHighest Average Incomes: 8,520thMost Efficient Economies: 8,730thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,044thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,510thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,547thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,771stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,575thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,759thMost Cultured: 11,531stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,588thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,074thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,963rdMost Beautiful Environments: 15,412thSmartest Citizens: 16,791stMost Extreme: 17,612thLargest Black Market: 18,193rd
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 58th in the regionMost Devout: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 96th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 108th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 118th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 167th in the regionLargest Governments: 190th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 227th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 229th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 256th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 326th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 357th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 364th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 366th in the regionMost Developed: 400th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 414th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 414th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 462nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 464th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 481st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 505th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 516th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 527th in the regionMost Cultured: 556th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 608th in the regionLargest Black Market: 624th in the regionMost Conservative: 651st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 657th in the regionMost Extreme: 699th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 721st in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 730th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 762nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 772nd in the regionMost Influential: 782nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 861st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,129th in the region

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