by Max Barry

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 226th Largest Publishing Industry: 309th
The Rowdy Dipsomaniacs of
Father Knows Best State
Hold my drink. Watch this.
Captain Morgan
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Rowdy Dipsomaniacs of Blazing Samaritan is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Captain Morgan with an iron fist, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, public floggings, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.756 billion Blazing Samaritanites 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 minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Education, with Defense and Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dive Bar. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Blazing Samaritanian economy, worth a remarkable 3,427 trillion Shot Glasses a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 173,475 Shot Glasses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, Blazing Samaritan has been greatly criticised for its isolationist policies, rotary phones are considered cutting-edge technology, and meat prices are soaring as the farming industry struggle under government imposed restrictions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Blazing Samaritan's national animal is the Grey Goose, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Farcical Nonsense.

Blazing Samaritan is ranked 1,108th in the world and 26th in The East Pacific for Most Devout, with 8,052.55 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 226thLargest Publishing Industry: 309thMost Stationary: 628thMost Cultured: 749thMost Beautiful Environments: 856thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 871stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,098thMost Devout: 1,108thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,159thTop
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Most Influential: 1,551stLargest Black Market: 1,701stMost Efficient Economies: 1,817thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,864thLargest Mining Sector: 1,954thHighest Economic Output: 1,967thMost Developed: 2,338thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,441stSmartest Citizens: 2,786thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,162ndLargest Populations: 3,801stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,431stRudest Citizens: 5,706thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,574thHighest Average Incomes: 7,265thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 7,923rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,166thBest Weather: 14,263rd
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionMost Devout: 26th in the regionLargest Black Market: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 35th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 37th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 51st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 58th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 71st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 80th in the regionRudest Citizens: 106th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 130th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 173rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 180th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 238th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 340th in the regionBest Weather: 402nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 467th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Blazing Samaritan, meat prices are soaring as the farming industry struggle under government imposed restrictions.
  • : Following new legislation in Blazing Samaritan, rotary phones are considered cutting-edge technology.
  • : Following new legislation in Blazing Samaritan, Blazing Samaritan has been greatly criticised for its isolationist policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Blazing Samaritan, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Blazing Samaritan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Blazing Samaritan, edutainment video games are taking Blazing Samaritan's students to the next level.
  • : Following new legislation in Blazing Samaritan, children raised in multi-faith households claim the other deity would let them stay up later.
  • : Following new legislation in Blazing Samaritan, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • : Following new legislation in Blazing Samaritan, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : Blazing Samaritan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.

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