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Most Cultured: 1,469th Most Developed: 1,520th Most Inclusive: 1,869th
The Grand Unitary State of
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Population4.097 billion

LeaderAmbrosia Von Carstein
FaithCult of Order

CurrencyBlood Echoe

The Grand Unitary State of Bloodshade is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Ambrosia Von Carstein with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 4.097 billion Valyrians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valyria. The average income tax rate is 77.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Bloodshadean economy, worth 944 trillion Blood Echoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 230,628 Blood Echoes, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

Protests are legal but strictly supervised, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, and biotech companies are fined if their jumbled genetic sequences look too familiar. Crime is totally unknown. Bloodshade's national animal is the Demigryph, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cult of Order.

Bloodshade is ranked 53,349th in the world and 2,308th in the Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 56.22 on the Rand Index.

Most Cultured: 1,469thMost Developed: 1,520thTop
Most Inclusive: 1,869thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,884thSmartest Citizens: 2,110thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,143rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,343rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,656thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,943rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,085thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,434thHighest Average Incomes: 3,647thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,657thNicest Citizens: 3,780thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,813thRudest Citizens: 3,980thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,689thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,977thLargest Governments: 5,559thHealthiest Citizens: 5,906thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,364thMost Efficient Economies: 8,371stTop
Most Pacifist: 9,205thLargest Retail Industry: 9,490thLowest Crime Rates: 9,579thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,926thMost Influential: 10,504thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,497thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,596thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,322ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,925thNudest: 12,960thMost Secular: 13,062ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,131stLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,413thHighest Economic Output: 14,848thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,320thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,759thBest Weather: 16,726th
Most Cultured: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 36th in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionMost Inclusive: 44th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 51st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 51st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 58th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 60th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 69th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 77th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 82nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 90th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 94th in the regionRudest Citizens: 96th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 103rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 104th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 129th in the regionLargest Governments: 130th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 131st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 155th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 171st in the regionMost Influential: 185th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 211th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 225th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 226th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 254th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 261st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 266th in the regionMost Pacifist: 267th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 283rd in the regionNudest: 287th in the regionMost Stationary: 330th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 330th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 368th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 417th in the regionMost Secular: 420th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 444th in the regionBest Weather: 463rd in the regionLargest Populations: 484th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 490th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 522nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, biotech companies are fined if their jumbled genetic sequences look too familiar.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, protests are legal but strictly supervised.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, refugees from other nations are flocking to Bloodshade's border.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, the national security service are a bunch of crooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Bloodshadean mussels the biggest in the Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, residents of ageing concrete tower blocks have vital renovation work stopped by Brutalism enthusiasts.
  • : Bloodshade voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Depository standards Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, farting etiquette is taught in schools.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 2 » East Durthang and Pierconium.

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