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The Confederacy of Gate Fences Make Gates

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

Regional Influence: Dominator

Location: Gatesville


Gate Fences Make Gates

Population20.669 billion


The Confederacy of Gate Fences Make Gates is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 20.669 billion Gate Fences Make Gatesians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 49.2%.

The Gate Fences Make Gatesian economy, worth 959 trillion buckaroos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 46,401 buckaroos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Voting is voluntary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gate Fences Make Gates's national animal is the slat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gate Fences Make Gates is ranked 105,001st in the world and 2nd in Gatesville for Most Developed, scoring 55.13 on the Human Development Index.

Most Stationary: 1,214thTop
Largest Populations: 5,792ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,291stTop
Highest Economic Output: 17,566thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,828thMost Influential: 19,936th

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