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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 42nd Most Advanced Public Education: 69th Largest Welfare Programs: 71st
The Socialist Union of
Left-wing Utopia
To Communism Through Science and Socialism!
Influence
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Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
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Blaist Blaland

Population14.999 billion

CapitalBlanaxon
LeaderThe Blaist Communist Party

CurrencyWork Unit
AnimalAfrican Grey Parrot

The Socialist Union of Blaist Blaland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Blaist Communist Party with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, lack of airports, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.999 billion Blaites 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blanaxon. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Blaite economy, worth a remarkable 4,123 trillion Work Units a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 274,909 Work Units, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Posters on 'Blaite Values' advise against being proud of Blaist Blaland, hospitals in Blaist Blaland are too busy serving the needs of The Communist Bloc to see Blaites, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers, and the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster. Crime is totally unknown. Blaist Blaland's national animal is the African Grey Parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Blaist Blaland is ranked 129th in the world and 1st in The Communist Bloc for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 42ndMost Advanced Public Education: 69thLargest Welfare Programs: 71stMost Advanced Public Transport: 72ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 118thMost Efficient Economies: 129thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 131stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 139thHealthiest Citizens: 148thMost Developed: 153rdMost Pacifist: 158thLargest Governments: 174thLeast Corrupt Governments: 197thLongest Average Lifespans: 204thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 221stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 251stSmartest Citizens: 282ndMost Beautiful Environments: 307thBest Weather: 308thHighest Poor Incomes: 339thLowest Crime Rates: 381stSafest: 393rdNicest Citizens: 396thMost Compassionate Citizens: 421stMost Cheerful Citizens: 443rdMost Subsidized Industry: 456thMost Inclusive: 568thMost Secular: 707thMost Influential: 1,230thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,797thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,937thHighest Average Incomes: 1,977thMost Cultured: 2,420thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,299thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,951stMost Income Equality: 6,078thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,705thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,368thNudest: 8,967thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,228thMost Extreme: 16,057thMost Stationary: 16,258th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionMost Secular: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 35th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 42nd in the regionMost Stationary: 48th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 65th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 65th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 74th in the regionNudest: 86th in the region

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