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The Grand Duchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
For God and Country
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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Saint Columcille

Population2.118 billion

CapitalIona
LeaderGrande Duke George Whiffle
FaithCatholicism

Currencyflorin
Animalkakapo

The Grand Duchy of Saint Columcille is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Grande Duke George Whiffle with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and national health service. The compassionate, devout population of 2.118 billion Saint Columcilleans 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iona. The average income tax rate is 34.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Saint Columcillean economy, worth 152 trillion florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,117 florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The government is in utter turmoil following the recent abolishment of the tax code, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", and couples kissing on the street are detained for 'unlawful exchange of genetic material'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saint Columcille's national animal is the kakapo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Saint Columcille is ranked 115,823rd in the world and 195th in Sonindia for Most Pro-Market, scoring 42.88 on the Rand Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15,001stLargest Publishing Industry: 17,724thMost Cultured: 19,251st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Saint Columcille created a custom banner.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, couples kissing on the street are detained for 'unlawful exchange of genetic material'.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
  • : Saint Columcille lodged a message on the Sonindia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, the government is in utter turmoil following the recent abolishment of the tax code.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, life-saving resuscitation is denied based on decades-old teenage diaries that declare "I want to die before I get old".
  • : Saint Columcille voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, children who can't memorize their multiplication tables are sent to the mines.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Saint Columcille.

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