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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 36thLargest Insurance Industry: 43rdMost Corrupt Governments: 60th
The United Economic Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Land of decree, home of the slave
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Boloshniya

Population21.674 billion

CapitalArmyantinov
LeaderAdolf Stalin
FaithAlmighty Bruble

Currencybruble
Animalarmy ant

The United Economic Republic of Boloshniya is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Adolf Stalin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its lack of airports, public floggings, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 21.674 billion Boloshniyans 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Armyantinov. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Boloshniyan economy, worth a remarkable 9,551 trillion brubles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 440,674 brubles, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,256,209 per year while the poor average 47,258, a ratio of 47.7 to 1.

The government merely pays lip service to Almighty Bruble, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, constipated-looking politicians are uptight about potty mouths, and personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Boloshniya's national animal is the army ant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Almighty Bruble.

Boloshniya is ranked 320th in the world and 17th in the Rejected Realms for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 641.92 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 36thLargest Insurance Industry: 43rdMost Corrupt Governments: 60thMost Avoided: 74thMost Primitive: 81stLargest Mining Sector: 82ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 102ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 118thLargest Retail Industry: 136thHighest Disposable Incomes: 182ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 311thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 320thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 384thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 445thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 458thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 481stHighest Economic Output: 487thHighest Average Incomes: 510thFattest Citizens: 620thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,032ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,095thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,145thRudest Citizens: 1,637thTop
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Largest Governments: 3,092ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,847thLowest Crime Rates: 3,928thLargest Black Market: 4,368thLargest Populations: 5,407thNudest: 6,766thMost Conservative: 7,344thTop
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Most Devout: 11,722ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,621stMost Stationary: 19,338thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,351stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,770thMost Influential: 20,945th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Primitive: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 20th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 29th in the regionFattest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 42nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 55th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 78th in the regionLargest Populations: 86th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 103rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 110th in the regionMost Stationary: 214th in the regionLargest Black Market: 220th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 296th in the regionMost Conservative: 304th in the regionNudest: 308th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 344th in the regionMost Influential: 353rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 474th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, constipated-looking politicians are uptight about potty mouths.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, the government merely pays lip service to Almighty Bruble.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, above Boloshniya there is only sky and the fear of the unknown.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, parents must decide between buying food and taking their children to the park.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, Armyantinov has become the number one destination for urban exploration in the Rejected Realms.
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?".
  • : Following new legislation in Boloshniya, a survey of the nation's rivers and children has shown that pesticide levels are at an all-time regional high.

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