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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,992ndLargest Mining Sector: 6,058thMost Ignorant Citizens: 13,316th
The Robotic Mantid of
Father Knows Best State
*mantis noise*
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Blargleyarg

Population1.209 billion

CapitalBlargleville

CurrencyMantiscoin
Animalrobot mantis

The Robotic Mantid of Blargleyarg is a massive, genial nation, notable for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 1.209 billion Blargleyargians 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blargleville. The average income tax rate is 25.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Blargleyargian economy, worth 88.9 trillion Mantiscoins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 73,510 Mantiscoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage, victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma, and the nation's armed forces are recruiting thousands to help colonise Brasilistan. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blargleyarg's national animal is the robot mantis, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Blargleyarg is ranked 29,380th in the world and 1st in Mantisland for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 16,903.3 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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1%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,992ndTop
5%
Largest Mining Sector: 6,058thTop
10%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 13,316thMost Patriotic: 24,729thMost Valuable International Artwork: 25,596th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blargleyarg lodged a message on the Guinea Kiribati Regional Message Board.
  • : Blargleyarg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Blargleyarg, the nation's armed forces are recruiting thousands to help colonise Brasilistan.
  • : Following new legislation in Blargleyarg, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma.
  • : Following new legislation in Blargleyarg, victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Blargleyarg, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage.
  • : Following new legislation in Blargleyarg, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • : Blargleyarg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Patriotic.
  • : Following new legislation in Blargleyarg, troop transports blacken the sky as the military commences Operation Desert Ocean.
  • : Following new legislation in Blargleyarg, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise.

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