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The Technological Wonderland of Blaash

“To ignore science, is to ignore mankindís survival.” The Brain

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Location: the South Pacific



Population3.194 billion

CapitalQuasar City
LeaderThe Brain


The Technological Wonderland of Blaash is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Brain with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.194 billion Blaashians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Quasar City. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Blaashian economy, worth 757 trillion Atoms a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 237,174 Atoms, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning, and family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries. Crime is totally unknown. Blaash's national animal is the Mole, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Blaash is ranked 177,506th in the world and 6,626th in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -73.56 on the Rand Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 589thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,130thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,185thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,225thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,229thMost Inclusive: 1,353rdNicest Citizens: 1,473rdMost Influential: 1,512thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,513thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,535thSmartest Citizens: 1,791stMost Efficient Economies: 1,994thMost Developed: 2,052ndTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,080thLargest Governments: 2,392ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,693rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,245thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,471stMost Cultured: 3,535thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,667thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,869thHighest Average Incomes: 3,901stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,167thLowest Crime Rates: 4,258thSafest: 4,678thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,720thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,822ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,034thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,271stRudest Citizens: 5,369thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,682ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,757thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,278thMost Secular: 6,491stMost Armed: 6,528thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,102ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,452ndTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,722ndHighest Drug Use: 13,821stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,397thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,524thMost Income Equality: 18,692nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 37th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 38th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 44th in the regionNicest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Inclusive: 49th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 51st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 62nd in the regionLargest Governments: 64th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 68th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 72nd in the regionMost Developed: 75th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 86th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 103rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 105th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 105th in the regionMost Cultured: 107th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 117th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 119th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 126th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 127th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 132nd in the regionMost Armed: 152nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 156th in the regionMost Influential: 157th in the regionSafest: 157th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 171st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 171st in the regionRudest Citizens: 172nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 177th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 183rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 201st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 214th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 230th in the regionMost Secular: 248th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 300th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 324th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 360th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 374th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 384th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 507th in the regionMost Stationary: 571st in the regionNudest: 616th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 741st in the regionLargest Populations: 753rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 774th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, high school band practice is often crashed by technicolor-clad ravers.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, the Blaash Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways.
  • : Blaash was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector and the Top 10% for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 166 » USNE2018, Yeldarbsland, Erinor, Beepee, Volaworand, Aidenfieeld, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Luddinlande, Aumeltopia, Cuuldere, Linguiniland, Techganet, Saciu, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Kandorith, Aywhyou, Sedunn, Auphelia, Xandev, Farengeto, Jehenna, Tsvetania, The Filippinas, Wehraboos, Tsunamy, Darakin, Barabarom, Dasko, Drugged Monkeys, Stoniamera, The Solar System Scope, Hanguk-Nippon, FreeFishers, Amerion, Phanama, PenguinPies, Rebel-topia, Drystar, Si-topia, Abarri, Aurcania, Centristvill, Rabbitz, Vincent Field, Jennaterra, Zaelith, Oreo States, New Briantown, and 116 others.Land Without Shrimp, Omiri, Imperial Duck, The Worst army of, Qvait, Mapico, Empa Aserium, Los Lonley Boys, The Tecorogan Federation, Qawe, Baltenlands, Tilipria, Astraee, Jaxon, Realms of Madness, The naked people, Bear Connors Paradiso, Madreia, Cohors Stercore, Nueva Alta California, Lambdaland, Bleakfoot, Serendiva, Noveos, Fasire, Isles of Creckero, Steampunk Engineers, Japanese Federal Republic, Bawkie, Terran Draconia, Crystal Creation, Ockhamista, Tepertopia, Iym Winterless, Tarnik, Holy Free, Rly8h, North Kanuckistan, Gentea, Gliasco, Ebonhand, West Pastafaria, Hutington, InnWorm, Barokah, Anserisa, Bumblegaria, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Sau Man Frescher, Eskvenn, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Changolandia, The Plebeian States, Nothanksbutseriously, Springhollow, Ralphburg, Lana Rity, Ashvakka, Westerlonia, Vega Naothia, Sumalyo, ChickenDome, Melicorium, Merevane, Elan Sleazebaganno, Kervanosia, Gnofnordclancedenilland, Eggraria, Compli, Tazaman, Marinho Islands, Starsight, Dis7Nation, Nova Kobol, Shefino, Markla, Corgitopiaa, Royaltica, NganXuan, Nouvel-Indre, Dukin Donuts, Laamiva, Matak Tribes, The Radanivans, Nowa Europa, Great Elsika, West Fallows, Well F, Rhetiaa, The BBP, Melukhkha, Trepsit, Purple Hyacinth, Andinla, United States of Vietnam, Dossiny, Efferalt, Weburya, Briteannia, Ovkianos, Hypturn, Myness, Kedjens, Temaseka, Avia Lavanda, Midand, Concrete Slab, East Lodge, Gonrati, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Catillos, B H A R A T, White Bananistan, Sword of Summer, and Djalia.

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