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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 42nd Most Subsidized Industry: 391st Most Advanced Public Education: 864th
The Beauty Land of
Father Knows Best State
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Bölbon
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Bilsa

Population6.144 billion

CapitalCëcims
LeaderBölbon
FaithSun

CurrencyBist
AnimalBubu

The Beauty Land of Bilsa is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Bölbon with an iron fist, and remarkable for its lack of airports, aversion to nipples, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.144 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 Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cëcims. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 77.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Bist economy, worth 802 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 130,591 Bists, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 433,934 per year while the poor average 29,308, a ratio of 14.8 to 1.

Vanity is the constant enemy of dignity, according to the latest national census as many as two-thirds of the respondents possibly consider 'violet' their favorite color, closed universities are currently being converted into McRonald's restaurants, and fruit pickers with degrees in Bubu psychology are a common sight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 158,512th in the world and 272nd in Forest for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -135.69 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 42ndMost Subsidized Industry: 391stMost Advanced Public Education: 864thBest Weather: 1,047thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,149thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,271stLargest Black Market: 1,398thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,654thTop
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Most Primitive: 1,956thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,060thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,530thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,692ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,167thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,219thMost Efficient Economies: 3,519thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,645thNudest: 4,448thMost Influential: 4,868thMost Developed: 7,214thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,420thTop
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Most Secular: 9,299thLargest Governments: 9,431stHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,049th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionNudest: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25th in the regionMost Primitive: 31st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bilsa, fruit pickers with degrees in Bubu psychology are a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in Bilsa, closed universities are currently being converted into McRonald's restaurants.
  • : Following new legislation in Bilsa, according to the latest national census as many as two-thirds of the respondents possibly consider 'violet' their favorite color.
  • : Bilsa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Following new legislation in Bilsa, vanity is the constant enemy of dignity.
  • : Following new legislation in Bilsa, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Bist pirates.
  • : Following new legislation in Bilsa, when it comes to smarts Bölbon isn't the brightest gem in the collection.
  • : Following new legislation in Bilsa, agricultural employees work for peanuts.
  • : Bilsa was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and the Top 10% for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Bilsa, people wouldn't be seen dead without their guns.

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