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The United Regions of Glurponia

“Come for the sights. Stay for the robots.” Carl Marks

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population5.234 billion

LeaderCarl Marks

Currencygalactic unit

The United Regions of Glurponia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Carl Marks with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 5.234 billion Glurpons hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gleamingville. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Glurpone economy, worth 752 trillion galactic units a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 143,753 galactic units, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Terrorists are on a first name basis with the officials that stamp their passports, the government now pays the "Really Awesome Super Heroes" (RASH) to catch evildoers, Glurpone Gladiators is a ratings success, and the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Gleamingville. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Glurponia's national animal is the tarrasque, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Homestuck.

Glurponia is ranked 17,820th in the world and 748th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 4,637 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 84thMost Influential: 1,238thTop
Most Inclusive: 2,006thMost Pacifist: 2,028thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,214thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,425thSafest: 2,516thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,623rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,939thHealthiest Citizens: 2,996thNicest Citizens: 3,046thBest Weather: 3,548thMost Developed: 3,615thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,945thMost Secular: 4,133rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,478thSmartest Citizens: 4,539thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,686thRudest Citizens: 4,782ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,789thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,860thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,066thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,094thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,323rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,486thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,590thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,026thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,265thLargest Governments: 6,609thLowest Crime Rates: 7,545thTop
Most Cultured: 9,775thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,234thNudest: 11,241stMost Efficient Economies: 12,239thHighest Average Incomes: 13,653rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 72nd in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 102nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 113th in the regionMost Inclusive: 129th in the regionSafest: 133rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 133rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 152nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 165th in the regionNicest Citizens: 177th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 178th in the regionBest Weather: 200th in the regionMost Developed: 204th in the regionMost Secular: 213th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 214th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 230th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 233rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 233rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 233rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 239th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 240th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 240th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 261st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 273rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 279th in the regionRudest Citizens: 283rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 283rd in the regionNudest: 312th in the regionLargest Governments: 340th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 375th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 379th in the regionMost Stationary: 407th in the regionMost Cultured: 484th in the regionMost Influential: 498th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 543rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 604th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 648th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 678th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 680th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Glurponia, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Gleamingville.
  • : Following new legislation in Glurponia, Glurpone Gladiators is a ratings success.
  • : Following new legislation in Glurponia, the government now pays the "Really Awesome Super Heroes" (RASH) to catch evildoers.
  • : Following new legislation in Glurponia, terrorists are on a first name basis with the officials that stamp their passports.
  • : Following new legislation in Glurponia, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay.
  • : Following new legislation in Glurponia, Carl Marks's speeches are beloved by insomniacs.
  • : Following new legislation in Glurponia, traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers.
  • : Following new legislation in Glurponia, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Glurponia was endorsed by The Armed Republic of Alusten.
  • : Following new legislation in Glurponia, worrywarts have started advocating for a paint ban.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 449 » El Fiji Grande, Sinelona, Territorio di Nessuno, Alunya, Shibutani, Shin-Hachioji, Prydania, Destructive Government Endorsing System, The Rhein States, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Fayyayid, Elder Realms, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Pasargad, Kasazzastan, 1 very fast endotarter, Loutsland, Corfad, Ethnon, Koda-Land, Kwaj, Sil Dorsett, Notyoutopia, Test for a new hope, Lazadonil, Omnistria, Sundred, Frances Francis the First of France, Constantinolia, Amauri, Joodey, Zozanio, Manushia, Fararabistan, Malta Comino Gozo, Xentherida, Napnomadia, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Ejhsa, Aldros, Potatolandium, Steampunk Ariel, United Brazilians states, Wilkshire, New Pruessen, Maott, The Bureaucratic Territories, Federation Terra Australis, Selfgradatude, and 399 others.Amerian States, Ibiscaton, Unsophisticate, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Lomjia, Shadowrik, Trillius, Agharya, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, Kulgatha, Spartoptia, Guer Aike, Dreadton, SORT, Pleroma Sans Romans, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Torakuen, Makersaulache, Chukstik Illahi, PlanetPunk, Sheldanada, Wineclaw, Holy Oranz, Acrabinnia, Black Templares, Bonjoura, Former English Colony, Idumetala, Alice Gardens, Moisus, Cors Evia, Siwale, Camarthen, Aratani, Advancia-Sizzletown, Aetulia, Manticore utopia, Fizban, Lemonbiscuits, Sacrento, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Aeviternus, Walter Jackson, Cloydicia, New Bremerton, Abiswashyo-bhumi, The Iron Lions, Ice and Tinian, North Bratislava, Altivia, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, Amaganset, Abject Ludicrosity, Shayan, Alpinea, Analomink, Blackphir, Anna Airters, The Most Freedom Ever, Antiyard, BrightFutures, Babacar, Azzarel, Zumlandia, Banabistan, Zokk, Esplandia, Arquan, Arimbia, ZimRobwe, Valhalla123, Axstahl, Jasminlandia, Austurasia, Bangtan Sonyeondan Suga, Bananaaaaa, Montarc, Foraldn, Willisonvilledaleton, Free Azzaca, British Pacific Islands, Brivlan, Breduria, Daiz, Bojacks and Jills, Beta Centauri B3, Bananoonza, Ara Antrizuls, Moubarakistan, Free Culture, Fun time land of Fun, Centromuria, Central Ryal, Chilean 1st Reich, Humptalumpta, Cobrakia, Dopeland420, Drusselstein, Gilakistan, Ikea Rike, Helix Labs, Choistan, East Supple Lund, Hatakulamatakatak, David Davidson, California but Worse, Narwhal, Eternal Dreams, Diodone, Fascist Democracy, Ecronentia, Xzavia-Hjar, Eslua, Enworbia, Indiana Hoosier nation, Holy Marcus Empire, French Bananastan, Heken, Brettenia, Detrivania, Aroa, Yukti, Ilisseia, Cinnibar, Dorgus, Calamazo, Empy, Misuvelia, Independent Halls, Lower Nubia, Get Away From Me, Lorigia, Lanorth, Kanlidia, Kolorland, Gliese Minor, Lamuell, Kuveria, Miamington, Landnovia, Kubrostavsria, Necromonia, Elianzonia, Longsword01, Minuda, New Austra, Felacia, Magorostan, Moose repupblic, LostLegion, Dillhole Land, DanCorpia, Meso Land, Dadastan Archipelago, United Draconia, Elestrum, Karazan, Ieprus, Hileville, Venezuelia, JAOECW536, Islessallend, Kalatona, Marmiedon, Kalimora Aire, Neo Hungarica, Dicko, Felpolandia, Musselshell, New Caeitanordia, Newpromisedland, Kromi, Nordic-British Union, Northern Glory, Revolutionary Sealand, North Armatas, Partax, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, New Pacifian Territory, San Xavier, PembrokeLand, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Scouria, Panama Coalition, Orado, The Sinclarian Provinces, The Seven Shed Skins, Mesherica, Of Many, Sunaiya, Republic remmnant, The Windmilluminati, Libertarian Nation of Japan, The English Alliance, Orven, The Discipled, Novaray, The Jerichowan Country, Newam, Scrubbertalia, The Union of Workers Councils, Nakayo, Oktavio, The West United States, The Austro Germanic Union, Island States of Skelldia, Solidair, Mazuri, Debussy, The Panamanian Union, New Dele, Rydeum, Old Emporia, Supercarriers, Phoronu, Planes, Western Vapia, United States of Americanas, Wunderstrafanstalt, Scrisix, Palisede, Yemet, Sea Ghost, Kenatara, New Trisone, Keelut, Pomur, Yugobatania, Marxist Luxembourg, Romania-Moldavia, Vincone Cae, Virillum, Steraz, New Eleria, Warsaw-Halicz, Raldoria, Troopersorder66, Saint Alaric, United Asgardian States, VNA, Storland, Pauliestien, Australente, Union of Austria-Hungary, Wooleystan, Nuova Belgica, Marijuana Haven, Dylanana, Vexilia, Republic of New Atlantis, Pinguioris, East Wushen, Walist, The Holy Lands of Namiir, Tranquillitas Ingenii, Phualand, Tianqing, Ostrolia, Subjugators, Willifusland, Medicas, Bopolisc, United States of Medford, Egalico, Viridiann, Fantasque, Ever dark, The AP Republic, Pradovnia, Alcaryia, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Jefffliu, Wisconsota, Spunkland, Spodexia, Tarr-Nation, Marcoz0, Haor Chall, Utopicican, Changjo, Outer Egorniand, Thoven, Bearical, Catopia2, Taehsitara Island, Ischyri Thelis, Sockmanland, Mount Timbers, Vesuva, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Zankioa, United Non-Southern American Empire, Great Javadwipa, Republic of Naya, -United Earth-, Saturns Edge, Heminaw, United Kahndaq, New Phyrreus, Alesya, Death By Astonishment, Elgaland-Vargaland, Sankami, Scientific empire, Rkainjel, Lader Draia, The Soviet States of Europe, Eastalandia, Runeda, Sjalmia, Princely Irbis, Odrinia, Cuyan, Orenmark, Sirdsomer, New Lakemba, Seenvorland, Concordare, Etrurica, The Tampa Bay Rays, Lindsaystan, Zeternia, Tamgu, New Flos, Arkenistan, Aleria and Tiristan, Dramanian, New Octicarg, Juggernautilus, Lanterkint, Pallaith, PotatoFarmers, Bidragistan, Vernest Quill, Nouvelle Libertalia, Lesbian Femdom, Grimandia, Duerrlewang, Kehmalin, Some Random TNP Nation, Victoriaans Nederlands, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, General COE, Frie Annium, Miruma, Atle Fan, Johva, Randbourne, New Duna, Federative Rhodesia, Tmth, Wimborne, Preble, VietAnhland, Delmak, The O C, Freyford, Tellavinna, The NuMegadonian Empire, DarMassalit, San Gavino, Styrica, Nguvu na Kiburi, Tsandonown, Gooood Tiiimes, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Fredericksborg, The Stratosphere Islands, Contani, Solskjar, Pria Kus Eutstan, Union of the Oriental States, Illderia, Maselia, Malabor Tor, Nouvelle-Floride, Savopia, National Goats, Western Kellaveesione, Pleonea, Galionix, U S Eh, The Real Ram Ranch, Federalania, Guslantis, Pheonisland, ChristianVille of the USA, Ivy Rekkia, Great Robertia, NationWave, Youssath, Pollos Othe, The Notorious Mad Jack, New Hanktopia, Ponantine, and Alusten.

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