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Most Scientifically Advanced: 340th Largest Information Technology Sector: 554th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 746th
The Democratic Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Meh...
Regional Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Democratic Republic of Blarghastan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Glorious Exalted Leader For Eternity with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, otherworldly petting zoo, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.641 billion Blarghastanians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central Blarghia. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Blarghastanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,402 trillion Currs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 302,155 Currs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, school plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment, and gun ownership is compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blarghastan's national animal is the Rock, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Violentism.

Blarghastan is ranked 149,978th in the world and 181st in Renegade Islands Alliance for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.37 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 340thLargest Information Technology Sector: 554thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 746thLowest Crime Rates: 840thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 884thMost Corrupt Governments: 920thMost Devout: 950thHighest Average Incomes: 1,148thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,212thLargest Governments: 1,415thLargest Mining Sector: 1,491stTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,515thSmartest Citizens: 1,787thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,862ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,056thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,080thMost Inclusive: 2,306thFattest Citizens: 3,234thMost Avoided: 3,282ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,282ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,956thMost Cultured: 4,058thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,060thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,275thHighest Drug Use: 4,605thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,916thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,271stMost Efficient Economies: 5,342ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,804thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,903rdLargest Publishing Industry: 6,138thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,597thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,655thHighest Economic Output: 7,029thTop
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Most Stationary: 12,496thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,083rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,701st
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, gun ownership is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, school plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, a fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion.
  • : Blarghastan was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth.

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