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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,594thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,262ndMost Cultured: 4,411th
The Direct Democracy of
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Nations become great through freedom. Not tyranny.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population7.582 billion

LeaderAndi Andensten

AnimalBoejoean Horse

The Direct Democracy of Boejoe is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Andi Andensten with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 7.582 billion Boejoeans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bolsten. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 81.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Boejoean economy, worth a remarkable 1,220 trillion Bolaris a year, is fairly 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 impressive 161,008 Bolaris, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 535,006 per year while the poor average 36,135, a ratio of 14.8 to 1.

Playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, the army's use of chemical weapons leaves a bad taste in the mouth, and depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years. Crime is totally unknown. Boejoe's national animal is the Boejoean Horse, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Boejoe is ranked 220,385th in the world and 159th in The Hole To Hide In for Most Authoritarian, with 86.55 milliStalins.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,594thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,262ndMost Cultured: 4,411thHighest Food Quality: 4,956thMost Inclusive: 5,122ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,733rdLargest Publishing Industry: 5,969thNicest Citizens: 6,806thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,056thSmartest Citizens: 7,338thMost Developed: 7,489thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,517thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,536thRudest Citizens: 8,334thMost Efficient Economies: 8,336thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,516thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,967thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,985thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,135thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,293rdNudest: 9,598thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,744thLargest Governments: 10,305thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,528thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,744thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 11,940thBest Weather: 12,451stLargest Retail Industry: 13,737thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,765thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,988thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,464thHealthiest Citizens: 15,661stHighest Economic Output: 15,671stMost Politically Free: 16,250thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,876thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,813th
Most Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Boejoe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Boejoe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Boejoe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry and Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Boejoe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Boejoe's influence in The Hole To Hide In rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Boejoe altered its national flag.
  • : Boejoe's influence in The Hole To Hide In rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Boejoe's influence in The Hole To Hide In rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Boejoe's influence in The Hole To Hide In rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Boejoe's influence in The Hole To Hide In rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".


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