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The Please Don't Open That of Bleakfoot

“Outfangthief is Damgudthyng”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population1.166 billion

LeaderGovernor Laithwaite Canker
FaithNot opening things

Animallong pig

The Please Don't Open That of Bleakfoot is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Governor Laithwaite Canker with an even hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, ban on automobiles, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.166 billion Bleakfeet are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winterharbour. The average income tax rate is 92.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Bleakfeese economy, worth 126 trillion honks 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 108,738 honks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is quite common for bar patrons to discuss Wittgenstein over cordials and games of backgammon, fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones, and the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bleakfoot's national animal is the long pig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Not opening things.

Bleakfoot is ranked 75,415th in the world and 1,162nd in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 126 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 194thMost Influential: 474thMost Pacifist: 1,997thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,814thNicest Citizens: 2,936thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,962ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,507thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,926thSafest: 3,976thMost Inclusive: 4,035thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,048thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,218thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,302ndBest Weather: 4,649thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,217thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,446thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,598thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,664thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,863rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,948thHealthiest Citizens: 7,840thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,186thLowest Crime Rates: 9,940thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,943rdMost Secular: 10,078thLargest Governments: 10,363rdTop
Most Cultured: 11,848thSmartest Citizens: 12,738thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,129thMost Income Equality: 16,689thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,768thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,958thMost Developed: 22,539th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 39th in the regionMost Pacifist: 61st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 73rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 75th in the regionNicest Citizens: 96th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 99th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 112th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 112th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 112th in the regionSafest: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 123rd in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 128th in the regionMost Inclusive: 137th in the regionBest Weather: 144th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 170th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 190th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 191st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 199th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 204th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 224th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 252nd in the regionLargest Governments: 262nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 293rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 300th in the regionMost Cultured: 318th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 354th in the regionMost Secular: 360th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 362nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 474th in the regionMost Developed: 612th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 658th in the regionNudest: 664th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 719th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 769th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 878th in the regionMost Income Equality: 1,031st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,041st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,078th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,162nd in the regionMost Stationary: 1,197th in the region

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