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

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Population31.711 billion

CapitalBlogotopia City
LeaderDing Dong Daddy


The Anarchy of Blogotopia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Ding Dong Daddy with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, lack of airports, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 31.711 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 12,145 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 382,999 doobies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation has an international reputation for compassion, betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, and entire families are dragged into counseling whenever children fight on a playground. 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 14th in the world and 2nd in 10000 Islands for Most Beautiful Environments, with 13,880.26 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most Rebellious Youth: 1stLargest Welfare Programs: 1stMost Advanced Public Education: 1stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rdMost Influential: 5thMost Secular: 8thMost Developed: 11thMost Cultured: 11thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12thMost Beautiful Environments: 14thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17thLongest Average Lifespans: 17thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22ndHighest Crime Rates: 25thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27thNicest Citizens: 29thLeast Corrupt Governments: 29thLargest Black Market: 29thMost Inclusive: 39thMost Pacifist: 45thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 65thBest Weather: 92ndHighest Poor Incomes: 138thMost Armed: 193rdMost Subsidized Industry: 199thHighest Average Tax Rates: 200thHighest Economic Output: 218thSmartest Citizens: 224thLargest Governments: 277thHealthiest Citizens: 337thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 381stHighest Average Incomes: 672ndMost Efficient Economies: 798thLargest Populations: 1,200thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,410thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,733rdMost Stationary: 6,606thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,415thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,485thMost Income Equality: 9,573rd
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 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 regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 54th in the regionMost Stationary: 62nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 82nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, internet moderator is one of the most popular jobs among the nation's more socially awkward citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, sleeping on the job is recommended.
  • : Following new legislation in Blogotopia, saying 'Hi Guys' to a mixed gender group of people at work is a fireable offense.


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