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Most Devout: 1,207th Most Advanced Public Education: 4,014th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,173rd
The Military crown of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Spiritualitas, potentia et tenacitas
Ma Birla Skelington
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Blueflarst

Population5.173 billion

CapitalNova Roma
LeaderMa Birla Skelington
FaithMagic and esoterism

CurrencyCrown
AnimalGriphus

The Military crown of Blueflarst is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Ma Birla Skelington with an iron fist, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, smutty television, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 5.173 billion Skeletons are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Roma. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Blueflarstian economy, worth 665 trillion Crowns a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 128,681 Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Just as students finish their homework it's time for school, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers, and Griphus-wagons to Nova Roma are often canceled due to excessive levels of manure on the roads. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blueflarst's national animal is the Griphus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Magic and esoterism.

Blueflarst is ranked 43,809th in the world and 82nd in Federation of Conservative Nations for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 183,426.37 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Devout: 1,207thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 4,014thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,173rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,382ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,615thBest Weather: 5,264thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,359thLowest Crime Rates: 5,446thMost Developed: 5,498thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,580thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,571stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,697thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,974thMost Cultured: 7,179thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,005thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,213thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,465thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,197thLargest Governments: 9,664thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,432ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,434thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,682ndSmartest Citizens: 11,412thMost Efficient Economies: 12,200thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,611thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,851st
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blueflarst was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Blueflarst voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Debtor Voting Rights"".
  • : Following new legislation in Blueflarst, Griphus-wagons to Nova Roma are often canceled due to excessive levels of manure on the roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Blueflarst, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Blueflarst, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast.
  • : Following new legislation in Blueflarst, just as students finish their homework it's time for school.
  • : Blueflarst lodged a message on the Federation of Conservative Nations Regional Message Board.
  • : Blueflarst voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Imperium Anglorum"".
  • : Following new legislation in Blueflarst, astronomers are flocking to Blueflarst to take advantage of its clear night skies.
  • : Following new legislation in Blueflarst, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.

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