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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,001stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,405thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,785th
The Scientific Database of
Left-wing Utopia
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Auxiliary
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Land of Golden Blobfish

Population13.224 billion

CapitalBlobmania
LeaderSir Phillip

CurrencyAstrial
AnimalBlobfish

The Scientific Database of The Land of Golden Blobfish is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Sir Phillip with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.224 billion Blobfishians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blobmania. The average income tax rate is 94.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Blobfishian economy, worth a remarkable 1,881 trillion Astrials a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 142,258 Astrials, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Sir Phillip spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, and politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Land of Golden Blobfish's national animal is the Blobfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

The Land of Golden Blobfish is ranked 174,141st in the world and 42nd in The Confederacy of Free Nations for Most Pro-Market, scoring -69.56 on the Rand Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,001stTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,405thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,785thSafest: 2,852ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,202ndBest Weather: 3,378thMost Influential: 3,431stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,495thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,621stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,801stMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,056thMost Developed: 4,448thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,738thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,928thNicest Citizens: 5,642ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,898thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,191stLargest Governments: 6,191stSmartest Citizens: 6,259thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,274thHealthiest Citizens: 6,899thLowest Crime Rates: 7,025thMost Cultured: 7,164thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,690thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,000thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,006thHighest Economic Output: 8,070thMost Pacifist: 8,148thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,448thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,823rdTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 10,513thMost Stationary: 11,351stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,840thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,321stHighest Average Incomes: 15,397thMost Efficient Economies: 16,152ndMost Inclusive: 16,627thMost Secular: 16,768thLargest Populations: 17,504thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,808th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the region

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