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Most Scientifically Advanced: 323rd Largest Information Technology Sector: 557th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 720th
The Democratic Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Democratic Republic of Blarghastan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Glorious Exalted Leader For Eternity with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, prohibition of alcohol, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.031 billion Blarghastanians 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 Defense, although Education, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central Blarghia. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Blarghastanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,538 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 305,713 Currs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Billions of Currs are being blown on orbital weapons development, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices, and the nation's youth would rather watch paint dry than the news. 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 11,767th in the world and 31st in Renegade Islands Alliance for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 4,773.47 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Scientifically Advanced: 323rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 557thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 720thLowest Crime Rates: 750thMost Corrupt Governments: 807thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 903rdHighest Poor Incomes: 908thMost Devout: 961stHighest Average Incomes: 1,136thLargest Governments: 1,205thSmartest Citizens: 1,605thLargest Mining Sector: 1,634thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 1,728thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,821stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,863rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,228thMost Inclusive: 2,359thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,933rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,053rdHighest Drug Use: 3,256thMost Cultured: 3,882ndMost Avoided: 3,941stFattest Citizens: 4,340thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,805thLargest Retail Industry: 4,931stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,987thMost Efficient Economies: 5,348thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,539thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,571stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,604thHighest Economic Output: 6,422ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,310thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,369thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,173rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 11,767thMost Stationary: 11,909thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,991stMost Influential: 14,674th
Largest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, the nation's youth would rather watch paint dry than the news.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, billions of Currs are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps".
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Blarghastanian language.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, grumbling early morning commuters bemoan having to travel to work in the dark.
  • : Following new legislation in Blarghastan, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy.
  • : Blarghastan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens.