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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 37thLargest Insurance Industry: 43rdMost Corrupt Governments: 54th
The United Economic Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Land of decree, home of the slave
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Boloshniya

Population24.074 billion

CapitalArmyantinov
LeaderAdolf Stalin
FaithAlmighty Bruble

Currencybruble
Animalarmy ant

The United Economic Republic of Boloshniya is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Adolf Stalin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, enslaved workforce, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 24.074 billion Boloshniyans 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Armyantinov. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Boloshniyan economy, worth an astonishing 11,026 trillion brubles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 458,022 brubles, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,033,834 per year while the poor average 26,585, a ratio of 114 to 1.

Citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals, funding for education has been redirected into the military, kids only know what plants are because they've seen them on the television, and it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Boloshniya's national animal is the army ant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Almighty Bruble.

Boloshniya is ranked 1,585th in the world and 61st in the Rejected Realms for Rudest Citizens, with 267.87 insults per minute.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 37thLargest Insurance Industry: 43rdMost Corrupt Governments: 54thLargest Mining Sector: 79thMost Primitive: 90thMost Avoided: 91stMost Ignorant Citizens: 97thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 101stLargest Retail Industry: 140thHighest Disposable Incomes: 155thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 204thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 276thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 293rdHighest Economic Output: 440thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 452ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 469thHighest Average Incomes: 489thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 527thFattest Citizens: 606thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,096thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,168thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,240thRudest Citizens: 1,585thMost Patriotic: 2,215thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,688thLowest Crime Rates: 2,768thMost Efficient Economies: 3,247thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,436thLargest Black Market: 3,628thMost Devout: 4,099thLargest Populations: 5,176thNudest: 6,673rdMost Conservative: 7,857thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,763rdMost Stationary: 15,460thMost Influential: 16,891stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,095thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,566th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24th in the regionFattest Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 39th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 50th in the regionMost Patriotic: 56th in the regionRudest Citizens: 61st in the regionLargest Governments: 74th in the regionLargest Populations: 76th in the regionMost Devout: 77th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 78th in the regionLargest Black Market: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 109th in the regionNudest: 148th in the regionMost Stationary: 164th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 235th in the regionMost Influential: 301st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 445th in the regionMost Conservative: 449th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 494th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 709th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, kids only know what plants are because they've seen them on the television.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, funding for education has been redirected into the military.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, the government's only official statement on the burning down of Armyantinov was that 'they shouldn't have been so careless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, government ministers claim to ride dragons to work.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, the government funds private schools for intellectually gifted children.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, only the wealthy can afford monorail fares.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Armyantinov make great practice for foreign snipers.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture.

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