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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 15thMost Subsidized Industry: 220thMost Advanced Public Education: 637th
The Beauty Land of
Father Knows Best State
Pray The Goddess
Bolbon
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Bilsa

Population10.942 billion

CapitalCecims
LeaderBolbon
FaithSun

CurrencyBist
AnimalBubu

The Beauty Land of Bilsa is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Bolbon with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, ban on automobiles, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.942 billion Bists are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Environment, with Education, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Welfare and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cecims. The average income tax rate is 77.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bist economy, worth a remarkable 1,553 trillion Bists a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 141,991 Bists, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, it turns out you can teach cats new tricks, overhead luggage compartments on planes sometimes conceal dimunitive intelligence officers, and the phrase "you might think that but I couldn't possibly comment" is the closest you'll get to a straight answer from Bist politicians. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Bilsa's national animal is the Bubu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Sun.

Bilsa is ranked 3,438th in the world and 14th in Forest for Most Corrupt Governments, with 218.87 kickbacks per hour.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 15thMost Subsidized Industry: 220thMost Advanced Public Education: 637thBest Weather: 870thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 875thMost Advanced Public Transport: 882ndMost Beautiful Environments: 965thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,656thLargest Black Market: 1,703rdMost Influential: 2,012thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2,180thMost Primitive: 2,422ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,285thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,438thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,640thNudest: 6,281stMost Secular: 6,711thMost Efficient Economies: 6,849thLargest Governments: 9,903rdTop
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Most Developed: 11,459thHighest Economic Output: 11,702ndMost Armed: 12,186thMost Stationary: 12,640thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,930thHighest Average Incomes: 16,219thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,036thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,975th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionNudest: 18th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 26th in the regionMost Primitive: 33rd in the regionBest Weather: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 39th in the regionMost Armed: 39th in the regionMost Influential: 41st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 46th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bilsa voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Epidemic Investigation Act".
  • : Bilsa voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Volcanic Activity Convention".
  • : Bilsa voted for the World Assembly Resolution "World Assembly Border Policy".
  • : Bilsa changed its national capital to "Cecims".
  • : Bilsa was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Bilsa voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "International Salvage Laws"".
  • : Bilsa voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Ban on Conversion Therapy"".
  • : Following new legislation in Bilsa, the phrase "you might think that but I couldn't possibly comment" is the closest you'll get to a straight answer from Bist politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Bilsa, overhead luggage compartments on planes sometimes conceal dimunitive intelligence officers.
  • : Following new legislation in Bilsa, it turns out you can teach cats new tricks.

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