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The Herd of Blogh

“Help! There's a Stampede!”

Category: Benevolent Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Herd of Blogh is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Herdmaster Grel with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, frequent executions, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.284 billion Blogh enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business individuals is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bloghopoli. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Blogh economy, worth a remarkable 9,156 trillion Binks a year, is driven entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 474,834 Binks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,781,715 per year while the poor average 14,174, a ratio of 266 to 1.

Scholars are leaving the country at an alarming rate, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, the world outside is only known of in folklore, and the richest citizens live in sheltered private citadels. Crime is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Blogh's national animal is the Paleoscincus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Holy Circle of Blogh.

Blogh is ranked 3,693rd in Balder and 116,224th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring -504 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 4 hours ago

  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, the richest citizens live in sheltered private citadels.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, the world outside is only known of in folklore.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, scholars are leaving the country at an alarming rate.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Blogh lodged a message on the Balder Regional Message Board.
  • 5 days ago: Blogh was ranked #1 in the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 17 days ago: Blogh was ranked #1 in the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: Top 1%).
  • 22 days ago: Blogh was ranked #1 in the region for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 26 days ago: Blogh was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: #1).

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