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The Republic of Galbidah

“We don't attack, we respond”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Balder



Population7.409 billion



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.

Galbidah is ranked 96,855th in the world and 3,358th in Balder for Most Extreme, scoring 18.84 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 5,326thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,970thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,263rdMost Pacifist: 8,418thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,252ndTop
Most Secular: 10,484thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,583rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,839thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,164thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,196thNicest Citizens: 11,256thSmartest Citizens: 11,333rdMost Influential: 11,385thSafest: 11,400thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,189thLowest Crime Rates: 12,307thMost Inclusive: 12,361stLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,998thMost Developed: 13,052ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,245thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,417thMost Cultured: 13,431stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,332ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,233rdMost Subsidized Industry: 15,848thMost Stationary: 16,473rdLongest Average Lifespans: 17,063rdBest Weather: 18,387thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,490thLargest Governments: 19,088th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 83rd in the regionMost Influential: 96th in the regionMost Stationary: 158th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 263rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 291st in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 455th in the regionMost Secular: 458th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 469th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 558th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 561st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 562nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 569th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 574th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 576th in the regionSafest: 576th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 628th in the regionMost Inclusive: 655th in the regionMost Income Equality: 664th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 673rd in the regionMost Developed: 673rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 675th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 682nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 687th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 688th in the region

National Happenings

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.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » North East Somerset, Onder Kelkia, and Fooooooooo.

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