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The Republic of Garathero

“Peace and Justice”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Lazarus

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Garathero

Population3.048 billion

LeaderGhaleebian Floopidoop

CurrencyShilima
AnimalDolphin

The Republic of Garathero is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Ghaleebian Floopidoop with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 3.048 billion Garatheroans 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 prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. The average income tax rate is 50.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Garatheroan economy, worth 359 trillion Shilimas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 118,098 Shilimas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy, Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation, and politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Garathero's national animal is the Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Garathero is ranked 113,218th in the world and 4,828th in Lazarus for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 45.44 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 6,345thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,368thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,354thTop
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Most Inclusive: 9,828thMost Pacifist: 9,958thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,685thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,155thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,356thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,681stHealthiest Citizens: 13,739thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,582ndLowest Crime Rates: 14,820thMost Developed: 15,491stSafest: 15,554thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,548thMost Secular: 16,667thSmartest Citizens: 16,767th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 238th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 316th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 405th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 462nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 517th in the regionMost Pacifist: 559th in the regionMost Influential: 675th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 691st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Garathero, politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems.
  • : Following new legislation in Garathero, Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Garathero, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy.
  • : Following new legislation in Garathero, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Garathero was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Garathero, no one born in Garathero can fix a leaky faucet.
  • : Following new legislation in Garathero, the country is governed by a clique of political insiders known colloquially as The Establishment.
  • : Following new legislation in Garathero, companies flee the nation rather than pay their fair share of taxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Garathero, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.
  • : Following new legislation in Garathero, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations.

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