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Most Secular: 2,331st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,807th Safest: 5,178th
The Empire of
Authoritarian Democracy
Unity, Discipline, Work
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Some

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Groi Landstrabowal

Population1.338 billion

CurrencyLandsmark
AnimalGroi Mountain Wolf

The Empire of Groi Landstrabowal is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its vat-grown people, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed population of 1.338 billion Groi Landstrabowalians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 82.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Groi Landstrabowalian economy, worth 95.9 trillion Landsmarks 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 led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 71,699 Landsmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service, and forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Groi Landstrabowal's national animal is the Groi Mountain Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Groi Landstrabowal is ranked 152,405th in the world and 5,893rd in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 46.16 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Secular: 2,331stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,807thSafest: 5,178thMost Influential: 5,462ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,326thTop
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Most Income Equality: 9,007thMost Conservative: 9,668thMost Authoritarian: 10,175thLowest Crime Rates: 10,238thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,872ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,578thMost Pacifist: 12,870thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,104thHealthiest Citizens: 14,316thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,872ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,161st
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Most Secular: 61st in the regionTop
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Safest: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 228th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 245th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 267th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 294th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 360th in the regionMost Income Equality: 377th in the regionMost Influential: 391st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 399th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 404th in the regionMost Pacifist: 414th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 432nd in the regionLargest Governments: 439th in the regionMost Conservative: 450th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 461st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 465th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 473rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 531st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 542nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 575th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 585th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 616th in the region

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