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The It of Blazing Samaritan

“You'll float, too” Pennywise

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific


Blazing Samaritan

Population24.688 billion


AnimalDemonic clown

The It of Blazing Samaritan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Pennywise with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 24.688 billion Blazing Samaritanites have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Derry. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Blazing Samaritanian economy, worth a remarkable 5,556 trillion Balloons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 225,050 Balloons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes, hit TV show 'The eXecution Factor' is a critical success, child adoption by homosexual couples has been outlawed, and politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blazing Samaritan's national animal is the Demonic clown, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Demonology.

Blazing Samaritan is ranked 784th in the world and 21st in The East Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 337 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 161stLargest Publishing Industry: 229thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 408thMost Devout: 486thMost Stationary: 521stLargest Mining Sector: 781stMost Cultured: 784thRudest Citizens: 831stMost Corrupt Governments: 871stMost Beautiful Environments: 943rdHighest Economic Output: 1,244thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,261stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,301stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,307thMost Influential: 1,581stTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,711thLargest Black Market: 1,921stSmartest Citizens: 2,022ndMost Developed: 2,130thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,171stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,322ndLargest Populations: 3,292ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,989thNudest: 4,035thHighest Average Incomes: 4,056thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,853rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,563rdTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 10,221stLowest Crime Rates: 10,647thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,267thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,161stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,659th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionRudest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 26th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 28th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 30th in the regionLargest Black Market: 34th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 45th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 58th in the regionMost Developed: 59th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 61st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 83rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 84th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 112th in the regionNudest: 113th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 117th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 145th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 147th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 271st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 271st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 292nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 302nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 365th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 454th in the regionLargest Governments: 474th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 615th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 120 » Packilvania, Freedom Fascists, Kangarawa, Lanagon, Lyontisia, Adolanta, Elkenian, A Slanted Black Stripe, Trimmania, Mundiferrum, Brotherland, Kriov, Elejamie, Urimel, Davinhia, Roissyland, New Leganes, Propwash, The Empire of Rijelv, Slui, Hobbesistan, Bolshikstan, TethehAlla, Skandinavistan, Galve, The Romanum Legio, Arkantis, Asendavia, Squid Ruinosa, Ribanzi, Axdel, Survivoristan, ReeK, Am Echad, H-Zhena, Bullpups, Greater New Islew, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Endertopias, Mirasiro, Euricanis, Socialist Holy American Empire, The Sacred Whale, Mastariere, Qui sequuntur somnia, Ver Norge, Someseni, Peryn, Wiranath, British Calradia, and 70 others.Dark Edgyness, Hizuru, Marrico, Republic of Berzerkistan, The Happian Union, Thyaclinia, VW53Aland, Neruch, Gluponija, Eagas, The Angel of Charity, Headpat Central, Federated States of Zootron, Arpino, United China Nation, The Holy Utopian Republic, Taya Dust, BearStackof2015, Janoobi Jazair, Broengtopia, Kilkire, Enlil, Talitoa, Pekweng, Stellar Colonies, The Buckeye States, The United Asian Republics, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Pakitsk, VoyKovie, Quark Unit, ArenaC, Guthra, America Mjolnir, The United Neo American Union, Rhealaliit, Plazland, Liberstankonia, Libertanny, Amjedia, Dragons Blood, Escade, The Death Syndicate, Johnny Appleseed1, Grossvietnam, Sreneck, Matdor, Lerasi, Magosconity, RovaMittala, Just Vale 2, Stanisiti, Sans Sense, Jojalandia, Dendemel, Laquara, Commodore Badger, Servants of Gizmo, Avakael, Zukchiva, BNV, Brethren, Tim Stark, Feu de Glace, Ramaeus, Marrabuk, Celannica, JKrzywda, Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich, and La xinga.

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