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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, economically powerful nation, ruled by Herdmaster Grel with an iron fist, and notable for its suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 18.19 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, liberal, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Defence, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bloghopoli. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining industries.

Many junior high school teachers minor in midwifery, a large percentage of the poor live from cradle to grave in subterranean wage slavery, graffiti graces every city's streets, and the government's only official statement on the burning down of Bloghopoli was that 'they shouldn't have been so careless'. Crime is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Blogh's national animal is the Paleoscincus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Holy Circle of Blogh, and its currency is the Bink.

Blogh is ranked 2,894th in Balder and 112,156th in the world for Best Weather, with -4,401 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 8 hours ago

  • 8 hours ago: Blogh lodged a message on the Balder Regional Message Board.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, the government's only official statement on the burning down of Bloghopoli was that 'they shouldn't have been so careless'.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, graffiti graces every city's streets.
  • 9 days ago: Blogh lodged a message on the Balder Regional Message Board.
  • 10 days ago: Blogh lodged a message on the Balder Regional Message Board.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, a large percentage of the poor live from cradle to grave in subterranean wage slavery.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, many junior high school teachers minor in midwifery.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, Blogh's nuclear reactors are held together with party string and Hubba Bubba.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative'.

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