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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 remarkable for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 18.564 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.

Environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway, children have only the most basic of education, the nation's cuisine is the laughing stock of Balder, and the Paleoscincus is believed to be extinct. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Holy Circle of Blogh, and its currency is the Bink.

Blogh is ranked 3,093rd in Balder and 114,389th in the world for Best Weather, with -4,476 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 hours ago

  • 3 days 9 hours ago: Blogh was ranked #1 in the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 6 days ago: Blogh lodged a message on the Balder Regional Message Board.
  • 10 days ago: Blogh was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector (last census: #1).
  • 14 days ago: Blogh lodged a message on the Balder Regional Message Board.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, the Paleoscincus is believed to be extinct.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, the nation's cuisine is the laughing stock of Balder.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, children have only the most basic of education.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.

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