The Constitutional Monarchy of Grapefruite is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its digital currency, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 528 million Grapefrutis enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Spirituality. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.3%.
The thriving Grapefruitean economy, worth 40.8 trillion scovel units a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is 77,253 scovel units, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 232,805 per year while the poor average 19,986, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.
Politicians have tenure, Leader's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, in court almost every witness is a hostile witness, and textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grapefruite's national animal is the Sea Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Grapefruite's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Grapefruite's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Grapefruite's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Grapefruite was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
- : Grapefruite was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Grapefruite was endorsed by The Kingdom of North East Somerset.
- : Grapefruite's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Grapefruite's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Grapefruite altered its national flag.
- : Grapefruite was admitted to the World Assembly.
Endorsements Received: 1 » North East Somerset.