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The Herd of Blogh

“Help! There's a Stampede!”

Category: Benevolent Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Excessive
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 renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 17.578 billion 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.

Blogh has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados, hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Blogh's many privately-owned prisons, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines, and discarded pennies litter the streets. 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 3rd in Balder and 150th in the world for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 24 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 20 hours ago

  • 112 minutes ago: Blogh was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector (last census: #1).
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Blogh's many privately-owned prisons.
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, Blogh has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, vile black smog from coal power plants has enveloped several major urban centres.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • 3 days 6 hours ago: Blogh lodged a message on the Balder Regional Message Board.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Blogh, 1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive.

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