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The Republic of Gladys and the drowning fish

“I remember the concert”

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

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Britannia Prima


Gladys and the drowning fish

Population612 million

CapitalPiranha Folk Music with Milfred


The Republic of Gladys and the drowning fish is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 612 million Drowning Fushs 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 large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Piranha Folk Music with Milfred. The average income tax rate is 59.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Fushian economy, worth 35.3 trillion Salmon 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 Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 57,616 Salmon, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, re-education centers are being added to most prisons, high school bands practice by moonlight, and much of Gladys and the drowning fish's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gladys and the drowning fish's national animal is the Wildebeest, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gladys and the drowning fish is ranked 23,080th in the world and 2nd in Britannia Prima for Most Influential, scoring 1,547 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,082ndTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,271stMost Income Equality: 16,070thBest Weather: 16,236thNicest Citizens: 16,598thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,904thMost Pacifist: 17,060thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,313thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,626thMost Inclusive: 17,995thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,236th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Mountain State of China, English-Union, Hionieseag, Fredria, Zl1, Hotspurnia, Stewbeckistan, and Zigion reich.

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