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The Federal Republic of GI-Land

“Out of the ashes we thrive”

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

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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GI-Land

Population8.288 billion

CapitalAtlantis
LeaderLeader and King Gianluca IV

CurrencyGianlucian Tack
AnimalPhoenix-Cat

The Federal Republic of GI-Land is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader and King Gianluca IV with an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.288 billion Gianlucians 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 enormous government is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlantis. The average income tax rate is 73.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving GI-Landian economy, worth 635 trillion Gianlucian Tacks a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 76,640 Gianlucian Tacks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work, the government has begun breaking all large businesses into thousands of mom-and-pop general stores, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, and films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. GI-Land's national animal is the Phoenix-Cat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

GI-Land is ranked 181,244th in the world and 7,012th in the South Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -8.31 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 673rdMost Influential: 970thTop
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Most Pacifist: 6,831stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,162ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,590thMost Cultured: 10,045thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,764thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,888thMost Stationary: 10,898thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,667thNicest Citizens: 12,181stBest Weather: 12,668thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,816thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,928thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,123rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,240thSmartest Citizens: 16,691stSafest: 16,822ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,817thLowest Crime Rates: 18,402ndMost Inclusive: 18,434thMost Secular: 19,142nd
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Most Influential: 100th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 130th in the regionMost Stationary: 205th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 252nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 255th in the regionMost Cultured: 281st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 286th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 327th in the regionLargest Populations: 332nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 352nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 382nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 387th in the regionBest Weather: 394th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 413th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 443rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 459th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 514th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 521st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 531st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 545th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 578th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 601st in the regionSafest: 663rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 673rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 677th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 691st in the regionMost Secular: 691st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 695th in the region

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