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The Green Otter's State of Garbelia

“Ad aequalitatem enim speciei overseen a lutrę” Lutra Otto

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Forest

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Garbelia

Population865 million

CapitalGarvida
LeaderLutra Otto

CurrencyCryptoGarbel
AnimalOtter

The Green Otter's State of Garbelia is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Lutra Otto with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, anti-smoking policies, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic population of 865 million Garbeli are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Garvida. The average income tax rate is 90.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Garbelery economy, worth 76.5 trillion CryptoGarbels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. Average income is 88,408 CryptoGarbels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Money can't buy happiness but it can buy immunity to prosecution, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, Lutra Otto is considering changing the nation's name to Blackacre, and billion-CryptoGarbel sentient AI killbots roll through the streets dispensing hot dogs and T-shirts. Crime is totally unknown. Garbelia's national animal is the Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Garbelia is ranked 61,804th in the world and 165th in Forest for Highest Drug Use, scoring 86.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,234thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,097thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,301stMost Pacifist: 5,551stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,739thMost Inclusive: 7,071stBest Weather: 7,454thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,904thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,272ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,480thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,506thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,888thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,960thMost Influential: 9,226thNicest Citizens: 9,369thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,449thHealthiest Citizens: 9,793rdMost Beautiful Environments: 10,673rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,918thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,387thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,954thSmartest Citizens: 14,877thLargest Governments: 15,189thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,781stMost Secular: 18,199thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,027thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,380thLowest Crime Rates: 21,220thMost Income Equality: 21,754thSafest: 22,157thMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,163rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 20th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 47th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, billion-CryptoGarbel sentient AI killbots roll through the streets dispensing hot dogs and T-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, Lutra Otto is considering changing the nation's name to Blackacre.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Garbelia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Roavin".
  • : Garbelia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Garbelia was endorsed by The Republic of New Ladavia.
  • : Garbelia's influence in Forest rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, money can't buy happiness but it can buy immunity to prosecution.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again.
  • : Garbelia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.

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