by Max Barry

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Nudest: 3,865thMost Conservative: 11,693rdLargest Gambling Industry: 14,769th
The Federal Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
The Crown of the Everyman
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population329 million


The Federal Republic of Blaiche is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-working, cynical population of 329 million Blaicois are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 13.8%.

The strong Blaicois economy, worth 20.7 trillion Guildings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 62,780 Guildings, with the richest citizens earning 6.1 times as much as the poorest.

All tariffs have been abolished, public nudity is compulsory, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, and the native owl population is in permanent hibernation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blaiche's national animal is the Marque, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Blaiche is ranked 122,643rd in the world and 13th in Skyreach for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 993.78 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Nudest: 3,865thMost Conservative: 11,693rdTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 14,769thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 24,059th
Nudest: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blaiche's influence in Skyreach rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Blaiche's influence in Skyreach fell from "Negotiator" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Blaiche's influence in Skyreach rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Blaiche's influence in Skyreach rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Blaiche was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Blaiche, the native owl population is in permanent hibernation.
  • : Blaiche changed its national motto to "The Crown of the Everyman".
  • : Blaiche lodged a message on the Skyreach Regional Message Board.
  • : Blaiche was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative and Nudest and the Top 10% for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Blaiche published "Blaiche Stats" (Factbook: Overview).