“We don't attack, we respond”
|Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Squire
The Republic of Galbidah is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Zaxon with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.409 billion Galbidahians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The enormous, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xenos. The average income tax rate is 79.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Galbidahian economy, worth 744 trillion Gils a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 100,500 Gils, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point, many junior high school teachers minor in midwifery, the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard, and sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Galbidah's national animal is the Puck, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Galbidah was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential, Most Popular Tourist Destinations, and Nicest Citizens.
- : Galbidah was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
- : Galbidah was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
- : Galbidah lodged a message on the Balder Regional Message Board.
- : Galbidah voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ethical Treatment of Animals in Research".
- : Galbidah was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector, Most Extensive Public Healthcare, and Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Galbidah was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
- : Galbidah was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
- : Galbidah was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest and the Top 10% for Highest Economic Output.
- : Galbidah was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments and Smartest Citizens.