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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 974thMost Influential: 1,897thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,803rd
The Puppet of a foreign state of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We are all! You are one.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Blobon

Population1.704 billion

CapitalGlobazar
LeaderPillby
FaithAlbaz

CurrencyPlort
AnimalQuk

The Puppet of a foreign state of Blobon is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Pillby with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful population of 1.704 billion Blobonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Globazar. The average income tax rate is 77.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Blobonian economy, worth 236 trillion Plorts a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 139,041 Plorts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking, public ferries only carry enough lifeboats for the first-class passengers, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, and school history books often refer to Pillby as "that imperialist pig dog". Crime is totally unknown. Blobon's national animal is the Quk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Albaz.

Blobon is ranked 17,185th in the world and 457th in The East Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 84.52 law-abiding acts per hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 974thMost Influential: 1,897thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 4,803rdNicest Citizens: 7,772ndMost Inclusive: 8,015thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,828thMost Cultured: 8,849thHighest Food Quality: 9,169thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,908thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,149thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,494thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,496thLargest Retail Industry: 11,772ndMost Efficient Economies: 11,999thTop
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Most Developed: 12,731stLargest Governments: 14,403rdMost Beautiful Environments: 14,670thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,197thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,743rdMost Rebellious Youth: 15,840thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,965thSmartest Citizens: 16,219thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,416thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,457thHighest Average Incomes: 16,869thLowest Crime Rates: 17,185thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,364thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,702ndMost Advanced Public Education: 18,989thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,128thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,785thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,759thBest Weather: 24,096th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 67th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 87th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 131st in the regionMost Cultured: 234th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 257th in the regionNicest Citizens: 260th in the regionMost Inclusive: 265th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 276th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 287th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 298th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 302nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 327th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 332nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 343rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 357th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 361st in the regionLargest Governments: 391st in the regionMost Developed: 396th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 414th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 424th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 429th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 438th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 443rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 457th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 467th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 478th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 479th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 489th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 489th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 491st in the regionMost Patriotic: 534th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 557th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 563rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 590th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 656th in the regionBest Weather: 707th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 740th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blobon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Blobon was endorsed by The Federation of Auslivia.
  • : Following new legislation in Blobon, school history books often refer to Pillby as "that imperialist pig dog".
  • : Blobon voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Drug Decriminalization Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Blobon, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets.
  • : Following new legislation in Blobon, public ferries only carry enough lifeboats for the first-class passengers.
  • : Following new legislation in Blobon, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Blobon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Blobon, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Blobon changed its national motto to "We are all! You are one.".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 186 » Dravida India, Modra, Debluu, Wiranath, Oofery, Talitoa, LibRight Libertarianism, VW53Aland, Peatiktist, Axdel, BearStackof2015, Layngderfleethe, Dannemarie, Order of the saint Dumas, East Malaysia, A mean old man, Marrabuk, Pakitsk, The Three States of Fortuna, The Solar Ottomans, Coruh, Brotherland, Distro-Spartica, Staynes, Empire of Dabiristan, Asendavia, Cafe Hell, Ridann, Stellar Colonies, Wallenburg, Tofoon, Blobbo, Federated States of Zootron, Greater New Cassandra, FreedomIand, West Nagato, Great Algerstonia, Imperial Akatsuki, Jove Mahmo, Kaigi, Bai Lung, Roissyland, CopyCato, CheeseBurrito, Santa Dystopia, Kavanos, Goodnamesarerare, Cellar Doors, Slonful, Sunsistan, and 136 others.Slys Paws, Rabarbarys, Duracell, Republic of Berzerkistan, Enlil, Lanagon, CANZUK 1, Kelsyth, Servants of Gizmo, Acronis, The Empire of Rijelv, Dragonia, Taurora, Lyontisia, Adavan, Unger under over, Drunken Seal Islands, Kucia, Albrook, Technocratic Tagalog, Roliganistan, Impia Aghte, Iodinia, Cymru Broadcasters, Harro Waarudho, Trimmania, Wanabe, Firenation91, New Amerindia, Survivoristan, North Bernia, The Almighty Country, New Terabithia, Pirnovo, ReeK, Freedom Fascists, A Slanted Black Stripe, Fellon, Dragons Blood, Kangarawa, Spiruvania, Southern Yugoslavia, United China Nation, Sicilianzo, YSG Hermitcraft, Vessarlian, ArenaC, Cacnesia, Narinoland, Upper Ellisse, Kalaratri, Jamitri, New Era states, Interdimensional Waifus, 3 14159265358979323846264, Lingu, Skipnom, Rhealaliit, Serkin, Zeiberland, Preat, Nythi, Awestre Gorend, Kriov, Maricentria, Veterans Association, Aquyia, Northern Celavon, Vuclen, Dahom, New Leganes, Aivintis, Pledonia, Isahaak, Eastern Alksearia, Hizuru, The Atlae Isles, Saint Richelieu, Nierimand, In Insulam Autem Sanguis Et Magia, Graumetia, Edwardsport, Newdayo, Juangpen, Squid Ruinosa, Myehn, Nazarewycz, Nereua, Tallizarthe, Canadian Technocrats, Secrentum, Alemannian Empire, Viperblitz, KarmaKAT, Danelaw Scandinavia, Kandorith, MikGonnia, Euricanis, Holy Alasia Orozen, Sandboxford, Catlovenia, New Bradenia Ghost, AngusEssa, Sen Jast, Seri Tai Republic, Clarence-Voslage, Republoslavia, Victornya, Anfair, Roma IV, Tassirion, From New World, Impaxia, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Centrical Union, ReReReRepublic, Xestreassau, Developing World, Wakeopolis, Tacolian Empire, Barfleur, Qalis, Monteconstance, The island of Kiria, The Armed Savages, Headpat Central, Freedomindia, Davinhia, Shambho, EmpireBR, Rainbow Vests, Wederya, Talakra, Zang0, Washingtonian Order, and Auslivia.

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