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Least Corrupt Governments: 8,692nd Most Income Equality: 10,944th Highest Drug Use: 12,968th
The Hamlet of
Left-wing Utopia
El Mundo Para Todos
High Councillor Byron López Ellington
Influence
Dominator
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Blellington

Population761 million

CapitalVillage
LeaderHigh Councillor Byron López Ellington

Currencyquesadilla
Animalhouse cat

The Hamlet of Blellington is a huge, genial nation, ruled by High Councillor Byron López Ellington with a fair hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 761 million Blellingtonians 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 government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Administration, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Village. The average income tax rate is 58.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Blellingtonian economy, worth 19.6 trillion quesadillas a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 25,729 quesadillas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Blellingtonian pirates, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles, basket-weaving is the nation's latest fad, and airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Blellington's national animal is the house cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Blellington is ranked 50,703rd in the world and 1st in Alter Locus for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 458.37 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 8,692ndMost Income Equality: 10,944thHighest Drug Use: 12,968thMost Pacifist: 14,215th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blellington's influence in Alter Locus fell from "Hegemony" to "Dominator".
  • : Following new legislation in Blellington, airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory.
  • : Following new legislation in Blellington, basket-weaving is the nation's latest fad.
  • : Following new legislation in Blellington, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.
  • : Following new legislation in Blellington, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Blellingtonian pirates.
  • : Blellington changed its national leader to "High Councillor Byron López Ellington".
  • : Blellington changed its national leader to "Lead Councillor Byron López Ellington".
  • : Following new legislation in Blellington, the Federal Council of Blellington has been announced as the new Head of State.
  • : Blellington was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Blellington's influence in Alter Locus fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".

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