by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 1st Most Rebellious Youth: 1st Most Advanced Public Education: 1st
The Anarchy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Bite Me
Ding Dong Daddy
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population31.73 billion

CapitalBlogotopia City
LeaderDing Dong Daddy


The Anarchy of Blogotopia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ding Dong Daddy with a fair hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, ban on automobiles, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 31.73 billion Blogotopians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blogotopia City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Blogotopian economy, worth an astonishing 12,169 trillion doobies a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Tourism and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an amazing 383,548 doobies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jokes told in elementary school often come back to haunt politicians, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Ding Dong Daddy's bedroom, the government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces, and sea side cafes are required by law to close during summer. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Blogotopia's national animal is the hepcat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Blogotopia is ranked 24,204th in the world and 168th in 10000 Islands for Most Politically Free, scoring 77.81 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Largest Welfare Programs: 1stMost Rebellious Youth: 1stMost Advanced Public Education: 1stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rdMost Influential: 5thMost Secular: 7thMost Cultured: 11thMost Developed: 11thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12thMost Beautiful Environments: 14thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16thLongest Average Lifespans: 17thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 23rdHighest Crime Rates: 25thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27thNicest Citizens: 29thLargest Black Market: 30thMost Inclusive: 39thMost Pacifist: 45thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 66thBest Weather: 91stHighest Poor Incomes: 132ndMost Armed: 190thMost Subsidized Industry: 198thHighest Average Tax Rates: 200thHighest Economic Output: 217thSmartest Citizens: 224thLargest Governments: 278thHealthiest Citizens: 335thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 380thHighest Average Incomes: 663rdMost Efficient Economies: 799thLargest Populations: 1,199thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,350thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,748thMost Stationary: 6,603rdTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 7,919thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,486thMost Income Equality: 9,135th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Income Equality: 43rd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 62nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 82nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, sea side cafes are required by law to close during summer.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, the government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Ding Dong Daddy's bedroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, jokes told in elementary school often come back to haunt politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, entire families are dragged into counseling whenever children fight on a playground.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.


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