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The Allied States of Blobbo

“Just Vibing”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Blobbo

Population10.867 billion

CapitalTwinleaf
LeaderBilly Bobkins

CurrencyCoin
AnimalGoat

The Allied States of Blobbo is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Billy Bobkins with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.867 billion Blobboans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Twinleaf. The average income tax rate is 93.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Blobboan economy, worth a remarkable 1,581 trillion Coins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 145,571 Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, and veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blobbo's national animal is the Goat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Blobbo is ranked 214,988th in the world and 8,769th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -306.82 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,545thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,953rdMost Pacifist: 2,047thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,120thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,359thMost Influential: 2,369thHealthiest Citizens: 2,430thNicest Citizens: 2,534thBest Weather: 2,595thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,893rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,172ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,220thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,411thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,422ndMost Cultured: 3,493rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,545thMost Inclusive: 3,755thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,968thSafest: 4,592ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,686thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,184thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,467thSmartest Citizens: 5,783rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,855thLargest Governments: 6,700thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,743rdLargest Publishing Industry: 6,758thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,157thMost Developed: 7,957thLowest Crime Rates: 8,011thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,843rdHighest Economic Output: 10,165thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 14,540thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,432ndMost Secular: 16,231st
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Most Rebellious Youth: 35th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 51st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 69th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 70th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 71st in the regionMost Pacifist: 77th in the regionBest Weather: 81st in the regionNicest Citizens: 83rd in the regionMost Cultured: 84th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 84th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 96th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 99th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 111th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 115th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 116th in the regionMost Inclusive: 127th in the regionMost Influential: 131st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 134th in the regionSafest: 138th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 149th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 150th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 158th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 159th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 162nd in the regionLargest Governments: 172nd in the regionLargest Populations: 183rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 195th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 197th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 223rd in the regionMost Developed: 225th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 236th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 388th in the regionNudest: 408th in the regionMost Stationary: 417th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 496th in the regionMost Secular: 541st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 648th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 684th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 749th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 773rd in the region

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