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The Technological Wonderland of Blaash

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

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Blaash

Population3.677 billion

CapitalQuasar City
LeaderThe Brain
FaithAtheism

CurrencyAtoms
AnimalMole

The Technological Wonderland of Blaash is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Brain with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, pith helmet sales, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.677 billion Blaashians 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 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 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Blaashian economy, worth 890 trillion Atoms a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 242,235 Atoms, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, the government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces, The Brain's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, and 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners. 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 2,001st in the world and 58th in the South Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 51.37 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 769thMost Scientifically Advanced: 945thMost Inclusive: 1,039thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,063rdNicest Citizens: 1,066thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,079thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,322ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,341stSmartest Citizens: 1,377thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,415thMost Influential: 1,569thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,695thMost Efficient Economies: 1,768thMost Developed: 1,875thLargest Governments: 2,001stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,166thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,510thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,523rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,701stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,042ndMost Cultured: 3,186thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,318thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,665thLowest Crime Rates: 3,697thHighest Average Incomes: 3,699thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,234thHealthiest Citizens: 4,288thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,376thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,636thSafest: 4,938thRudest Citizens: 4,957thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,251stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,426thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,827thMost Secular: 7,021stMost Armed: 7,256thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,166thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 13,595thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,215thBest Weather: 14,963rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,270thHighest Economic Output: 19,249thMost Income Equality: 22,283rd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 23rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 34th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Inclusive: 40th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 53rd in the regionLargest Governments: 58th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 59th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 63rd in the regionMost Developed: 70th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 78th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 86th in the regionMost Cultured: 94th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 95th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 100th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 100th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 105th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 114th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 119th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 131st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 135th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 138th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 150th in the regionRudest Citizens: 153rd in the regionMost Influential: 156th in the regionSafest: 168th in the regionMost Armed: 175th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 181st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 186th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 211th in the regionMost Secular: 251st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 310th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 333rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 417th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 417th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 467th in the regionBest Weather: 525th in the regionMost Stationary: 536th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 618th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 701st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 705th in the regionNudest: 708th in the regionLargest Populations: 723rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, The Brain's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, the government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, the media have begun calling the government treasury "The Brain's stash".
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, citizens can't decide whether to be proud or horrified by the country's colonial history.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaash, tabloids publicly shun nurses for not calling home on the weekends.
  • : Blaash endorsed The Kingdom of Myosocore.
  • : Blaash was endorsed by The Kingdom of Myosocore.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 157 » 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, PenguinPies, Rebel-topia, Drystar, Si-topia, Abarri, Aurcania, Centristvill, Jennaterra, Zaelith, Oreo States, New Briantown, Land Without Shrimp, Omiri, Imperial Duck, and 107 others.The Worst army of, Qvait, Mapico, Empa Aserium, Los Lonley Boys, The Tecorogan Federation, Baltenlands, Astraee, The naked people, Bear Connors Paradiso, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, Noveos, Fasire, Steampunk Engineers, Japanese Federal Republic, Bawkie, Terran Draconia, Crystal Creation, Ockhamista, Iym Winterless, Holy Free, Rly8h, North Kanuckistan, Gentea, Ebonhand, West Pastafaria, InnWorm, Barokah, Anserisa, Bumblegaria, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Sau Man Frescher, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Changolandia, The Plebeian States, Nothanksbutseriously, Springhollow, Ralphburg, Westerlonia, Vega Naothia, Sumalyo, ChickenDome, Elan Sleazebaganno, Kervanosia, Compli, Tazaman, Marinho Islands, Dis7Nation, Shefino, Markla, Corgitopiaa, Royaltica, Dukin Donuts, Laamiva, Nowa Europa, West Fallows, Well F, Melukhkha, Trepsit, Andinla, Dossiny, Efferalt, Weburya, Myness, Kedjens, Avia Lavanda, Midand, Concrete Slab, East Lodge, Gonrati, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Catillos, Belschaft, House Ahsanul, Merevane, Philippinia, Terreno Travato, Tepertopia, Qawe, Phanama, Kricivk, Bartonia Nova, Ostko, Venestralia, Laurus Altat, Purple Hyacinth, Ovkianos, Brunier, Doraya, Klobitien, Ofaria, The land of Hades, Kaoia, Zataras, Alfama, Western Fardelshufflestein, Seythennia, Novum Sina, Vanbella, Integria, Eskvenn, Ostanasia, Myhomecountry, Ferrhibium, and Myosocore.

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