by Max Barry

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Best Weather: 3,561stMost Rebellious Youth: 4,342ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,816th
The Humble Dwelling of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The Ring has no power over him
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population26.989 billion

LeaderTom Bombadil
FaithThe Divine Worship of Mashed Potatoes


The Humble Dwelling of Bombadil is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Tom Bombadil with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and smutty television. The compassionate, hard-working population of 26.989 billion Bombadilians 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, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Withywindle. The average income tax rate is 35.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bombadilian economy, worth a remarkable 2,470 trillion Goldberries a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 91,542 Goldberries, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Volunteers trip over themselves to get into the latest mind-bending drug trials, Tom Bombadil steals from the rich and gives to the needy, social care for the elderly consists of a self help leaflet and a kick on the backside, and primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit. Crime is totally unknown. Bombadil's national animal is the Barrowwight, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Divine Worship of Mashed Potatoes.

Bombadil is ranked 22,643rd in the world and 8th in Middle Earth for Safest, scoring 112.54 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Best Weather: 3,561stMost Rebellious Youth: 4,342ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,816thMost Pacifist: 5,229thMost Inclusive: 5,487thHighest Food Quality: 5,519thMost Influential: 5,965thLargest Populations: 6,418thMost Cultured: 7,917thHealthiest Citizens: 7,939thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,239thNicest Citizens: 9,465thHighest Economic Output: 9,511thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,971stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,350thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,591stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,193rdLongest Average Lifespans: 11,589thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,440thTop
Smartest Citizens: 15,274thMost Secular: 15,428thMost Developed: 18,395thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,341stSafest: 22,643rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24,313th
Best Weather: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the region

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