“Just about anyone can be”
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: Forever Silence
The Queen's State of BL is a massive, economically powerful nation, renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 3.741 billion BLians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Law & Order, and Religion & Spirituality. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Retail, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology industries.
Voting is voluntary, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes, and military funding has been stripped back. Crime is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. BL's national animal is the deer, and its currency is the betale.
Most Recent Government Activity: 20 days ago
- 1 day 14 hours ago: BL was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 5%).
- 4 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Happiest Citizens.
- 8 days ago: BL's influence in Forever Silence fell from "Vassal" to "Minnow".
- 10 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Influential (last census: Top 10%).
- 11 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
- 14 days ago: BL's influence in Forever Silence rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
- 15 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Basket Weaving Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- 16 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 1%).
- 19 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 21 days ago: BL changed its national currency to "betale" and its nation type to "Queen's State".