by Max Barry

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Best Weather: 900thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,218thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,269th
The Jingoistic States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Bite like a bumblebee, sting like a staffy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.606 billion

LeaderQueen Bee


The Jingoistic States of Bumblegaria is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Bee with an even hand, and remarkable for its feral children, complete lack of prisons, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 2.606 billion Bumblegarians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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 92.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bumblegarian economy, worth 243 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 93,577 Staffinkies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed, priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms, and bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of. 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 214,007th in the world and 8,109th in the South Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -13.08 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Best Weather: 900thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,218thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,269thMost Inclusive: 1,444thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,586thMost Influential: 1,774thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,793rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,063rdMost Pacifist: 2,069thSafest: 2,147thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,277thMost Secular: 2,393rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,638thNicest Citizens: 3,137thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,370thMost Cultured: 4,403rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,771stHealthiest Citizens: 4,809thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,329thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,538thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,252ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,409thLowest Crime Rates: 7,618thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,426thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,727thTop
Smartest Citizens: 11,342ndMost Developed: 11,450thLargest Governments: 11,476thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,263rdLargest Publishing Industry: 14,233rdHighest Poor Incomes: 17,997thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,465th
Best Weather: 35th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 40th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 52nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 55th in the regionSafest: 70th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 71st in the regionMost Pacifist: 72nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 83rd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 87th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 95th in the regionNicest Citizens: 108th in the regionMost Cultured: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 127th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 132nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 161st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 170th in the regionMost Influential: 182nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 188th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 191st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 213th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 220th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 250th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 292nd in the regionLargest Governments: 312th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 315th in the regionMost Developed: 343rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 344th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 380th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 400th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 600th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 642nd in the regionMost Stationary: 751st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 814th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic.
  • : Bumblegaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Bumblegaria, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise Queen Bee on Bumblegaria's coulrophobia epidemic.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 141 » 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, Madreia, Ancient Slobovia, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Auphelia, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, Noveos, The Solar System Scope, The United Expanse, Theorin, Tsunamy, Omiri, PenguinPies, Corgitopiaa, and 91 others.Terran Draconia, 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, and Novum Sina.

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