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The United Kingdom of Galathion

“Together for Victory!” Alric Tyradell

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: the South Pacific

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Galathion

Population1.82 billion

CapitalAlendion
LeaderAlric Tyradell

CurrencyMark
AnimalGryphon

The United Kingdom of Galathion is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Alric Tyradell with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums. The compassionate population of 1.82 billion Galathians 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, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alendion. The average income tax rate is 73.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Galathionian economy, worth 230 trillion Marks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 126,413 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The new iVote app allows representatives to vote on legislation by launching ill-tempered birds and matching candies, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Alendion, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', and tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Galathion's national animal is the Gryphon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Galathion is ranked 200,512th in the world and 7,996th in the South Pacific for Most Stationary, with 3.08026191752 Days.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,054thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 5,127thNicest Citizens: 5,462ndMost Pacifist: 5,482ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,223rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,199thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,850thHealthiest Citizens: 7,871stMost Inclusive: 8,121stMost Developed: 8,302ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,408thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,481stSafest: 9,087thBest Weather: 9,309thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,023rdTop
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Smartest Citizens: 10,833rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,352ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,399thMost Efficient Economies: 12,827thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,260thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,287thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,533rdMost Beautiful Environments: 13,637thLowest Crime Rates: 13,997thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,694thLargest Governments: 18,699thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,129thMost Secular: 19,532ndHighest Average Incomes: 19,985th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 76th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 179th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 186th in the regionNicest Citizens: 191st in the regionMost Pacifist: 202nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 246th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 248th in the regionMost Developed: 253rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 254th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 270th in the regionMost Inclusive: 281st in the regionBest Weather: 289th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 326th in the regionSafest: 329th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 330th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 335th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 343rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 357th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 384th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 388th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 411th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 419th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 422nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 444th in the regionLargest Governments: 522nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 564th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 602nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 644th in the regionMost Secular: 700th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 721st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 727th in the regionMost Average: 822nd in the region

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