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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:
Average

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Middle Earth

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Bombadil

Population17.439 billion

CapitalWithywindle
LeaderTom Bombadil
FaithThe Divine Worship of Mashed Potatoes

CurrencyGoldberry
AnimalBarrowwight

The Humble Dwelling of Bombadil is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Tom Bombadil with an even hand, and renowned for its lack of airports, ban on automobiles, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate population of 17.439 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, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Withywindle. The average income tax rate is 60.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bombadilian economy, worth a remarkable 1,394 trillion Goldberries a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 79,946 Goldberries, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, people take government jobs for the frequent flier miles, and political hopefuls must announce their intentions decades in advance to accommodate extensive background checks. Crime is totally unknown. 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 158,367th in the world and 100th in Middle Earth for Most Devout, with 4.19 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,758thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,350thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,005thBest Weather: 7,313thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,640thLargest Populations: 7,697thTop
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Most Inclusive: 9,382ndMost Cultured: 9,963rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,269thHighest Economic Output: 10,469thMost Influential: 10,555thMost Pacifist: 10,971stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,013thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,484thMost Developed: 11,722ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,199thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,909thMost Secular: 13,654thHighest Drug Use: 14,767thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,785thNicest Citizens: 14,860thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,314thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,563rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,222ndHealthiest Citizens: 16,412th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bombadil, political hopefuls must announce their intentions decades in advance to accommodate extensive background checks.
  • : Bombadil was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Bombadil voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Ban on Secret Treaties"".
  • : Following new legislation in Bombadil, people take government jobs for the frequent flier miles.
  • : Following new legislation in Bombadil, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Bombadil lodged a message on the Middle Earth Regional Message Board.
  • : Bombadil voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Promoting Natural Sciences in Schools"".
  • : Following new legislation in Bombadil, older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road.
  • : Following new legislation in Bombadil, visiting dignitaries make excuses to leave functions early and head to the nearest pub.
  • : Bombadil voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Aurelia"".

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