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Most Efficient Economies: 610th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 616th Fattest Citizens: 1,572nd
The Tsarist Empire of
Capitalist Paradise
Patriotism Purity Prosperity
Tsar Aleksandr I
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Blumaria

Population8.707 billion

CapitalPetrograd
LeaderTsar Aleksandr I
FaithChristianity

CurrencyBlumsmark
AnimalGreat Eagle

The Tsarist Empire of Blumaria is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Tsar Aleksandr I with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 8.707 billion Blumarians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Petrograd. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Blumarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,758 trillion Blumsmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 201,962 Blumsmarks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,535,370 per year while the poor average 7,368, a ratio of 208 to 1.

Elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes, rundown towns are frequently sold to billionaires for their pet projects, group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions, and Tsar Aleksandr I has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Blumaria's national animal is the Great Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

Blumaria is ranked 15,500th in the world and 7th in North Africa for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 236.68 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 610thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 616thFattest Citizens: 1,572ndTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,849thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,099thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,272ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,323rdLargest Gambling Industry: 2,582ndMost Armed: 2,681stRudest Citizens: 3,155thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,490thLargest Mining Sector: 3,926thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,931stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,361stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,503rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,549thHighest Average Incomes: 4,931stLargest Retail Industry: 4,960thMost Pro-Market: 5,379thHighest Economic Output: 5,779thMost Avoided: 5,849thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,603rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,971stTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,973rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,325thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,430thMost Devout: 10,448thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,578thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,500th
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blumaria's influence in North Africa rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Following new legislation in Blumaria, Tsar Aleksandr I has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves.
  • : Blumaria lodged a message on the North Africa Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Blumaria, group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions.
  • : Blumaria lodged a message on the North Africa Regional Message Board.
  • : Blumaria changed its national faith to "Christianity".
  • : Blumaria altered its national flag.
  • : Blumaria altered its national flag.
  • : Blumaria altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Blumaria, rundown towns are frequently sold to billionaires for their pet projects.

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