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Most Inclusive: 599thMost Compassionate Citizens: 824thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 836th
The Joyous Confederation of
Left-wing Utopia
Prevail in love
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Economy
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Wat Blum

Population12.766 billion

CapitalUrbis Congressus
Leaderthe Superregional Congress

Currencyblume
Animalwarbler

The Joyous Confederation of Wat Blum is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Superregional Congress with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.766 billion Waters 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, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbis Congressus. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Blumie economy, worth a remarkable 2,602 trillion blumes 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 203,869 blumes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded, and flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug. Crime is totally unknown. Wat Blum's national animal is the warbler, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wat Blum is ranked 2,024th in the world and 64th in Osiris for Smartest Citizens, with 183.24 quips per hour.

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Most Inclusive: 599thMost Compassionate Citizens: 824thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 836thNicest Citizens: 916thHighest Food Quality: 961stLargest Welfare Programs: 1,013thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,024thMost Pacifist: 1,076thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,111thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,241stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,260thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,466thLargest Governments: 1,922ndMost Cultured: 1,987thSmartest Citizens: 2,024thBest Weather: 2,043rdMost Developed: 2,119thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,255thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,270thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,656thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,904thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,966thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,977thSafest: 3,035thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,163rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,197thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,370thHealthiest Citizens: 4,453rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,043rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,407thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,438thHighest Economic Output: 7,037thHighest Average Incomes: 7,091stMost Secular: 7,616thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,884thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,948thNudest: 11,499thTop
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Most Income Equality: 21,059thLargest Populations: 25,561st
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Most Inclusive: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 27th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 35th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 38th in the regionLargest Governments: 57th in the regionBest Weather: 62nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 64th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 73rd in the regionMost Developed: 74th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 89th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 99th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 109th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 116th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 120th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 127th in the regionSafest: 138th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 202nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 206th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 223rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 247th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 272nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 304th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 309th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 317th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 359th in the regionNudest: 414th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 442nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 480th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 498th in the regionMost Influential: 509th in the regionMost Income Equality: 519th in the regionMost Stationary: 557th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wat Blum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Wat Blum, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug.
  • : Following new legislation in Wat Blum, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded.
  • : Following new legislation in Wat Blum, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Wat Blum, the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award.
  • : Following new legislation in Wat Blum, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof.
  • : Following new legislation in Wat Blum, staffers take uppers in the old upper house chamber.
  • : Following new legislation in Wat Blum, The Superregional Congress's new door-knocking campaign has the sweet taste of success.
  • : Wat Blum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Wat Blum, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.

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