by Max Barry

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Most Cultured: 1,337th Most Developed: 1,391st Largest Publishing Industry: 1,712th
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Order Prevails
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population5.209 billion

LeaderAmbrosia Von Carstein
FaithCult of Order

CurrencyBlood Echoe

The WĀRUDO of Bloodshade is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ambrosia Von Carstein with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, smutty television, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, cheerful population of 5.209 billion Valyrians 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 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 83.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bloodshadean economy, worth a remarkable 1,228 trillion Blood Echoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 235,820 Blood Echoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, the newest shade developed by Bloodshade's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange', garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', and Ambrosia Von Carstein is too busy listening to praise to get any work done. 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 23,706th in the world and 813th in the Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,602.66 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Cultured: 1,337thMost Developed: 1,391stTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,712thMost Inclusive: 1,786thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,840thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,973rdSmartest Citizens: 2,012thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,109thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,399thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,545thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,797thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,966thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,136thNicest Citizens: 3,257thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,334thHighest Average Incomes: 3,491stMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,902ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,998thHealthiest Citizens: 4,272ndLargest Governments: 4,453rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,122ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,801stMost Pacifist: 8,180thTop
Rudest Citizens: 8,767thMost Influential: 9,245thLargest Retail Industry: 9,336thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,513thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,619thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,822ndMost Secular: 9,981stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,084thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,549thBest Weather: 10,601stHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,807thHighest Economic Output: 11,622ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,151stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,154thMost Stationary: 16,749th
Most Cultured: 24th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 30th in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 44th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 49th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 57th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 61st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 67th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 71st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 80th in the regionNicest Citizens: 83rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 86th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 87th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 88th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 89th in the regionMost Influential: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 102nd in the regionLargest Governments: 113th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 115th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 117th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 151st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 178th in the regionRudest Citizens: 178th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 186th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 216th in the regionMost Pacifist: 223rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 229th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 236th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 241st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 255th in the regionMost Stationary: 264th in the regionBest Weather: 269th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 271st in the regionMost Secular: 340th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 392nd in the regionLargest Populations: 398th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 415th in the regionNudest: 571st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 591st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 611th in the regionSafest: 675th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, Ambrosia Von Carstein is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau'.
  • : Bloodshade was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, the newest shade developed by Bloodshade's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange'.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, folk are absolutely certain that you can never be absolutely certain.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, moonshine has made a resurgence.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • : Following new legislation in Bloodshade, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » East Durthang, Pierconium, and Xoriet.

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