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Most Valuable International Artwork: 208thMost Devout: 499thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,097th
The Orthodox Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Blepia ad astra
President Peter of the Federal Synod
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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East Blepia

Population2.354 billion

CapitalEast Nídobhá
LeaderPresident Peter of the Federal Synod
FaithBlepian Apostolic Orthodoxy

Currencylemon
Animalowl

The Orthodox Republic of East Blepia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Peter of the Federal Synod with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.354 billion East Blepias love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of East Nídobhá. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient East Blepian economy, worth 252 trillion lemons a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 107,217 lemons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

National stress about the waning heir-line is causing a rise in alopecia, the government is lax about national security during the Christmas period (East Blepia has found 7 easter eggs), orphanages are closing their doors as the government forces parents to actually raise their children, and suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Blepia's national animal is the owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Blepian Apostolic Orthodoxy.

East Blepia is ranked 208th in the world and 3rd in NationStates for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 3,168.34 Bank.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 208thMost Devout: 499thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,097thMost Primitive: 1,167thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,662ndBest Weather: 1,814thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,386thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,888thSafest: 3,312thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,399thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,706thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,764thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,793rdMost Cultured: 4,493rdMost Pacifist: 4,634thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,715thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,895thLowest Crime Rates: 5,898thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,211thNicest Citizens: 6,485thLargest Governments: 6,836thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,393rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,920thHealthiest Citizens: 8,163rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,601stMost Influential: 9,452ndMost Developed: 9,986thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,026thTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,830thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,700thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,243rdSmartest Citizens: 21,939th
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Most Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionSafest: 18th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 29th in the regionMost Pacifist: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 31st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the regionMost Influential: 36th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 37th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : East Blepia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : East Blepia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Lily".
  • : East Blepia was endorsed by The Theocracy of Kaacko.
  • : East Blepia was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : East Blepia changed its national motto to "Blepia ad astra" and its nation type to "Orthodox Republic".
  • : East Blepia changed its national animal to "owl", its faith to "Blepian Apostolic Orthodoxy", and its leader to "President Peter of the Federal Synod".
  • : East Blepia endorsed The Federation of Carates.
  • : East Blepia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : East Blepia was endorsed by The Federation of Carates.
  • : East Blepia was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".

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