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The Jingoistic States of Bumblegaria

“Bite like a bumblebee, sting like a staffy”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Bumblegaria

Population2.629 billion

CapitalBumdon
LeaderQueen Bee
FaithBeeNiceism

CurrencyStaffinky
AnimalBumblebee

The Jingoistic States of Bumblegaria is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Bee with an even hand, and remarkable for its lack of airports, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 2.629 billion Bumblegarians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bumdon. The average income tax rate is 92.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bumblegarian economy, worth 247 trillion Staffinkies 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 mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Basket Weaving. Average income is 94,105 Staffinkies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bumdon has become the number one destination for urban exploration in the South Pacific, the Bumblegarian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, and new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bumblegaria's national animal is the Bumblebee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is BeeNiceism.

Bumblegaria is ranked 4,523rd in the world and 125th in the South Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 2,828.79 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Top
1%
Best Weather: 893rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,194thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,222ndMost Inclusive: 1,444thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,555thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,739thMost Influential: 1,779thMost Pacifist: 2,029thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,120thSafest: 2,149thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,264thTop
5%
Most Secular: 2,400thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,779thNicest Citizens: 3,152ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,224thMost Cultured: 4,313thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,523rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,810thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,340thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,451stMost Rebellious Youth: 7,277thLowest Crime Rates: 7,319thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,985thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,920thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,841stSmartest Citizens: 11,248thTop
10%
Largest Governments: 11,406thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,326thMost Developed: 13,208thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,903rdHighest Poor Incomes: 17,563rd
Top
1%
Best Weather: 35th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 40th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 51st in the regionMost Inclusive: 55th in the regionSafest: 69th in the regionMost Pacifist: 72nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 74th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 82nd in the regionTop
5%
Most Secular: 87th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 98th in the regionNicest Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 121st in the regionMost Cultured: 124th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 125th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 160th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 169th in the regionMost Influential: 182nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 187th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 189th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 209th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 211th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 270th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 297th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 302nd in the regionLargest Governments: 309th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 344th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 381st in the regionMost Developed: 385th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 397th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Poor Incomes: 575th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 681st in the regionMost Stationary: 749th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 853rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bumblegaria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens and the Top 5% for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, the Bumblegarian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, Bumdon has become the number one destination for urban exploration in the South Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, tombstones are ten feet high to accommodate the names of inhabitants.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, the general public only knows their favorite politician's first name.
  • : Bumblegaria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, the endangered saltwater humpback Bumblebee is only seen in captivity programs.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 142 » Aidenfieeld, Saciu, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Erinor, The Filippinas, Volaworand, Aurcania, Wehraboos, Zaelith, Dasko, Farengeto, Barabarom, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Hanguk-Nippon, Qvait, Land Without Shrimp, Luddinlande, New Briantown, Sedunn, Xandev, Imperial Duck, Amerion, Empa Aserium, Jehenna, Tsvetania, The Tecorogan Federation, Direwolf1, Mapico, Curlyhoward, Astraee, Yeldarbsland, Darakin, The naked people, Bear Connors Paradiso, Ancient Slobovia, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Auphelia, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, Noveos, The Solar System Scope, The United Expanse, Theorin, Tsunamy, Omiri, PenguinPies, Corgitopiaa, Terran Draconia, and 92 others.Bawkie, Techganet, Kandorith, Drystar, North Kanuckistan, Poopisiya, Antarctic Empires, Seliyan progressive Islands, Ebonhand, Centristvill, Kringalia, Holy Free, West Pastafaria, Blaash, Sau Man Frescher, Soem, Anserisa, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Changolandia, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Rebel-topia, Sthalrim, Westerlonia, Ralphburg, Moonshining, Sanden, Elan Sleazebaganno, Jimburna, Baltenlands, Marinho Islands, Compli, East Nagaland, ChickenDome, Shefino, Markla, The Worst army of, Sumalyo, Fasire, Solianz, Laamiva, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, St Oaks, Nowa Europa, Well F, Trepsit, Andinla, Stoniamera, Sandaoguo, Myness, Drugged Monkeys, Avia Lavanda, Weburya, Midand, Concrete Slab, Vega Naothia, Gonrati, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Belschaft, Catillos, North Catimestistrianes, West Fallows, Springhollow, Alfama, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Trinennie, Merevane, Terreno Travato, Tepertopia, Abarri, Philippinia, House Ahsanul, Qawe, Phanama, Implosmia, Bartonia Nova, Purple Hyacinth, Ovkianos, Brunier, Doraya, Klobitien, Kaoia, The land of Hades, Zataras, Ofaria, Seythennia, Vanbella, Integria, Eskvenn, Novum Sina, Ferrhibium, and Jazzfrezia.

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