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Most Rebellious Youth: 248thMost Pacifist: 315thMost Cultured: 452nd
The Cobalt Skies of
Left-wing Utopia
Everyone is insane to a degree.
Ashley Cobalt Nliterna
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population25.882 billion

LeaderAshley Cobalt Nliterna


The Cobalt Skies of Tiltpa is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Ashley Cobalt Nliterna with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, democratic population of 25.882 billion Tillitrites 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 large government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merahnoa. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Tiltpan economy, worth a remarkable 5,370 trillion flowers 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 significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 207,496 flowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Schoolyard bullying has a tendency to escalate, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-flower treacle machine, all the playground's a stage for Tiltpan schoolchildren, and the nation locks people up and tells them they're mad for compassion's sake. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tiltpa's national animal is the pikmin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Tiltpa is ranked 28,764th in the world and 859th in Balder for Most Income Equality, scoring 72.46 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Rebellious Youth: 248thMost Pacifist: 315thMost Cultured: 452ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 545thSafest: 602ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 641stNicest Citizens: 654thHighest Food Quality: 740thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 787thMost Developed: 822ndHealthiest Citizens: 846thLongest Average Lifespans: 935thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,103rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,105thSmartest Citizens: 1,235thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,389thMost Inclusive: 1,470thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,486thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,627thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,712thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,723rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,743rdHighest Economic Output: 2,210thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,497thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,625thLargest Governments: 2,632ndTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 3,021stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,070thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,325thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,456thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,035thLargest Populations: 4,761stMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,937thHighest Average Incomes: 6,711thMost Efficient Economies: 7,017thMost Secular: 7,855thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,595thBest Weather: 9,915thMost Patriotic: 11,335thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 18,463rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,630thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,569th
Most Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 13th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 34th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 46th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 48th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 60th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 61st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 72nd in the regionLargest Governments: 73rd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 79th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 79th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 85th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 97th in the regionLargest Populations: 104th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 110th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 143rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 148th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 171st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 248th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 270th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 280th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 285th in the regionMost Secular: 366th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 399th in the regionNudest: 432nd in the regionBest Weather: 500th in the regionMost Patriotic: 519th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 594th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tiltpa's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Tiltpa's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Tiltpa's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Tiltpa's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Tiltpa was refounded in Balder.
  • : Tiltpa ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Tiltpa was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Tiltpa was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Tiltpa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Tiltpa was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.