The Enlightened Colony of The Arrogant Bumblebees is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Queen Bumblebee with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 9.201 billion The Arrogant Bumblebeesians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The minute, socially-minded government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Godforsaken Town of Bumblebees. The average income tax rate is 1.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The The Arrogant Bumblebeesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,337 trillion Silver Tic Tacs a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 145,388 Silver Tic Tacs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave, the nation's official head of religious affairs is an atheist, euthanasia is legal, and student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Cuckoo Bumblebeeball fields. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Arrogant Bumblebees's national animal is the Cuckoo Bumblebee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Arrogant Bumblebees was endorsed by The Republic of OgJoker.
- : The Arrogant Bumblebees was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 1%).
- : The Arrogant Bumblebees was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
- : The Arrogant Bumblebees was endorsed by The People's Republic of BiFelicia.
- : The Arrogant Bumblebees was endorsed by The Praetorian of The Vanguardian.
- : The Arrogant Bumblebees endorsed The Most Resplendent Kingdom of Fujai.
- : The Arrogant Bumblebees was endorsed by The Most Resplendent Kingdom of Fujai.
- : Following new legislation in The Arrogant Bumblebees, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Cuckoo Bumblebeeball fields.
- : Following new legislation in The Arrogant Bumblebees, euthanasia is legal.
- : The Arrogant Bumblebees was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Developed (last census: Top 5%).
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