“Just about anyone can be”
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: Forever Silence
The Queen's State of BL is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 3.874 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.
BL is ranked 184th in Forever Silence and 56,957th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 68 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity: 42 days ago
- 6 days ago: BL fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Compassionate Citizens.
- 10 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- 16 days ago: BL fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Conservative.
- 23 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 5%).
- 26 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Happiest Citizens.
- 30 days ago: BL's influence in Forever Silence fell from "Vassal" to "Minnow".
- 32 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Influential (last census: Top 10%).
- 33 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
- 36 days ago: BL's influence in Forever Silence rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
- 37 days ago: BL was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Basket Weaving Sector (last census: Top 5%).