|Capital||Urbs de lumine|
|Leader||Teddy R Hammarskj÷ld|
|Faith||The Nine Divine|
The Constitutional Monarchy of Balan Bar is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Teddy R Hammarskj÷ld with a fair hand, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, daily referendums, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.438 billion Balan Barians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbs de lumine. The average income tax rate is 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Balan Barian economy, worth a remarkable 1,325 trillion francs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 157,056 francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns, and people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Balan Bar's national animal is the kiwi, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Nine Divine.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Balan Bar voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
- : Balan Bar voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".
- : Balan Bar endorsed The Kingdom of The Artic Survivors.
- : Balan Bar was endorsed by The Kingdom of The Artic Survivors.
- : Balan Bar was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
- : Balan Bar was endorsed by The Federation of Oreganote.
- : Balan Bar voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
- : Balan Bar's influence in Conch Kingdom rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
- : Balan Bar voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
- : Balan Bar voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Frieden-und Freudenland".
Endorsements Received: 96 » Thuron, Vivenxistan, North Edmity, Loveable Dogs, Scrogunch, New Holten, Her Majesty Silver Garden, Lucensia, Lislandia, Saint Killebrew, Primis Tenebris, Anachronistic Tendencies, Ruotsaland, Bohseon, Sialked, Vomvalyst, Cle Brait, Free Azell, Supero Omnia, The International Workingman, Cronaphe, The ThirdReich, BarbieTingz, Orathal, Estachia, Ziroxeut, KiYadiMundika, Zuhayrian, Covida, Rex Omnia, Covidialia, Pervincia, Kascoria, Naraval, Lower East Manhattan, Zarland, Mudreuque, Yoyleberry, Directus Novus, Marchiaa, Isle of StJames, Creditopia, Libation Liberation, Hal-Lija, Atila, Swiss Hommousionopia, StarGaiz, Ciapore, Awa Tribe, Gatorstan, and 46 others.Wakaru, Protestant Netherlands, Dyrland, Cikilfia, Liberto-Ancapistan, Aelandi, Synarchia, LEEEthanica, Nein Marosts, The sovereign provinces of Mesha, Ostarossa, Tolerian Empire, Etowahe, PassioneMorioh, Arorelian, Cossack Sibir, Socialist Platypus, Pieistan, El Blurkistan, Charville, Corrinnesia, FinalDelta, MacDonald Clan, Terra Marter, Kensaland, Crionadh, Oktadonia, Nueva Rico, Brustates, Great Austronisian Empire, Duby, Greaterafrica, Flamboyant Fanboys, Lutu, New Killdeer, Nuktuk, Hill Billy, Ferranstra, Socialist Lonely Boys, Antartican republic, The Third British Empire, Plusquam verisimile est, Finto, Nova Briton, Oreganote, and The Artic Survivors.