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The Humble Dwelling of Bombadil

“The Ring has no power over him”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Middle Earth

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Bombadil

Population18.877 billion

CapitalWithywindle
LeaderTom Bombadil
FaithThe Divine Worship of Mashed Potatoes

CurrencyGoldberry
AnimalBarrowwight

The Humble Dwelling of Bombadil is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Tom Bombadil with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working population of 18.877 billion Bombadilians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Withywindle. The average income tax rate is 40.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bombadilian economy, worth a remarkable 1,524 trillion Goldberries a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 80,743 Goldberries, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Judges who serve for life or good behavior can expect to stay for a week, gardeners must genetically test weeds for unique traits before digging them up, the most common psychiatric diagnosis is to 'stop whining and grow up', and unsolved crimes are often pinned on veterans with PTSD. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bombadil's national animal is the Barrowwight, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Divine Worship of Mashed Potatoes.

Bombadil is ranked 80,721st in the world and 50th in Middle Earth for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,380.74 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Best Weather: 5,321stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,501stMost Pacifist: 6,309thLargest Populations: 7,408thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,452ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,326thMost Inclusive: 8,436thMost Influential: 9,160thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,471stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,811thHealthiest Citizens: 10,843rdMost Cultured: 11,064thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,176thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,992ndMost Secular: 13,006thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,137thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,478thNicest Citizens: 13,627thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,613thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,984thSafest: 16,932ndLargest Black Market: 17,015thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,381stLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,210thMost Developed: 18,230thSmartest Citizens: 19,565thMost Stationary: 20,048th
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Best Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the region

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