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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st Largest Welfare Programs: 1st Most Advanced Public Education: 1st
The Anarchy of
Democratic Socialists
Bite Me
Ding Dong Daddy
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Blogotopia

Population28.225 billion

CapitalBlogotopia City
LeaderDing Dong Daddy

Currencydoobie
Animalhepcat

The Anarchy of Blogotopia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ding Dong Daddy with an even hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, ban on automobiles, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cheerful population of 28.225 billion Blogotopians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blogotopia City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Blogotopian economy, worth a remarkable 9,873 trillion doobies a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 349,800 doobies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, orphanages are closing their doors as the government forces parents to actually raise their children, and no one is quite sure what many government officials look like. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Blogotopia's national animal is the hepcat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Blogotopia is ranked 1,021st in the world and 26th in 10000 Islands for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 579.2 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 1stLargest Welfare Programs: 1stMost Advanced Public Education: 1stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rdMost Influential: 6thMost Developed: 8thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9thMost Beautiful Environments: 15thLongest Average Lifespans: 17thMost Cultured: 19thLargest Black Market: 21stMost Compassionate Citizens: 22ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 24thLeast Corrupt Governments: 30thHighest Crime Rates: 32ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 44thNicest Citizens: 44thMost Pacifist: 57thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 70thMost Inclusive: 73rdBest Weather: 99thHighest Poor Incomes: 120thMost Secular: 128thSmartest Citizens: 178thMost Armed: 187thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 198thHighest Average Tax Rates: 233rdHighest Economic Output: 271stLargest Governments: 304thHealthiest Citizens: 315thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 515thHighest Average Incomes: 760thMost Efficient Economies: 835thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 929thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,021stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,047thLargest Populations: 1,282ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,488thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 6,963rdTop
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Most Stationary: 8,911thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,348thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,612thMost Income Equality: 12,939thNudest: 13,362nd
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 84th in the regionMost Stationary: 91st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 115th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, orphanages are closing their doors as the government forces parents to actually raise their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life.
  • : Blogotopia was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Blogotopia endorsed The Secular Fascist Republic of of Secular States of the Philippines.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun".
  • : Blogotopia was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".
  • : Blogotopia was endorsed by The Secular Fascist Republic of of Secular States of the Philippines.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 121 » Earth Federation, Creeptopia, Zyrcrestia, Anfuhrer, Grungerock, Coreras, Hacame, Kokkinostan, Tzo, Linkdahero, Seranis, Beiluxia, Achiotopia, Rex Republic, Mystiquelle, Testa, Weaubleau, Osea Island, Zeklandia, Manlinesslavia, HN67, Wysrod, Kyrizstanislav, Spncrgmn, FreeGunsForAll, The Tasmanian Islands, Seantonia, Perzische Keizer, Grifopolis, Spiritbw, Zeganas, Better Indonesia, Oom, Parpaza, Lost Islands of Pantagon, Zuslosal, Astrx, North Southumberland, Phrados, Anollasia, Grimlandia, Serlone, The Soylent Green Party, Molea, Brandenbourg-Anhalt, NorthernMassachusetts, Jhonshire, Mers Plo Mar, Edorask, Tycorn, and 71 others.United Socialists of the Highest Power, UNpoopburg, LiberationVille, Samonaemia, Tijdtevelia, Lacuna, Kilenel, Rabbitomia, Karlando, Over the Mountain, The Parandeam, Syvie, Free Carolinas, LimpBizkit, Myopic, Monkswood, Pax Athena, Stroulia, The Iron Crown Order, Jobsteria, Chip Skylark, BNL Corporation, The Dwemmer, Old Atlantica, Aspistania, Slaytania, Evil Dictators Happyland, Colonel Terrosit, Rallas, ShadowVoltia, DunNaGall, Valcour, Saiure, Dimensionals, Pacem Valley, Aipotu Ruo, Caesarian Rule, American Republic of Independent States, Austral Coast, Roisin Dubh, Formic Republic, Datland, Eeumeria, Unwo, Dominion Of Compassion, Dustwind, Sygnafylki, Newplacelandia, Czechppines, The Biggles Syndicate, Kebecois, Psolick, Puffandria, Faulknaria, United States of Kerthina, Mostly Idiots, Spes Amor, The Paulitian, Casyra, MIGHTEDUCANO, Alemputo, United Davidia, Junnland, God1, Slugville, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Tokunoshima, Vorticity, Chellas, Punlords, and Secular States of the Philippines.

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