by Max Barry

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Largest Retail Industry: 1,645thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,162ndLargest Mining Sector: 2,770th
The First Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Pertinacia Elegit Fortis
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population4.864 billion

CapitalJaken City
LeaderPresident Benjamin Moore

AnimalHon Bird

The First Empire of Gonhog is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Benjamin Moore with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, otherworldly petting zoo, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 4.864 billion Gonhogians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jaken City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Gonhogian economy, worth 923 trillion Gonians a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 189,880 Gonians, with the richest citizens earning 8.4 times as much as the poorest.

Every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains, the right to a fair trial was recently abolished for reasons of convenience, the government-run newspapers insist that everything is fine, and the nation's leader appoints ministers directly. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gonhog's national animal is the Hon Bird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Gonhog is ranked 46,644th in the world and 11th in International Democratic Union for Most Pro-Market, scoring 61.11 on the Rand Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 1,645thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,162ndLargest Mining Sector: 2,770thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,897thMost Secular: 3,101stMost Avoided: 3,396thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,418thLargest Black Market: 3,752ndRudest Citizens: 3,969thFattest Citizens: 4,265thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,777thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,458thMost Influential: 6,575thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,040thHighest Average Incomes: 7,277thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,585thMost Efficient Economies: 10,115thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 10,934thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,160thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,652ndLargest Insurance Industry: 13,817thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,337thLargest Governments: 18,261stHighest Economic Output: 18,396thLargest Gambling Industry: 19,358thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,686thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,459th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionTop
Most Average: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gonhog's influence in International Democratic Union rose from "Newcomer" to "Apprentice".
  • : Gonhog relocated from Osiris to International Democratic Union.
  • : Gonhog was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Gonhog ceased to exist in International Democratic Union.
  • : Gonhog was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Gonhog was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Gonhog was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Gonhog was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Gonhog was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement and the Top 10% for Most Stationary.
  • : Gonhog was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.


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