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The Republic of Goldenis

“Once risen, fall is unlikely”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population237 million

AnimalGolden Tiger

The Republic of Goldenis is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 237 million Goldenis enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 22.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Goldenisian economy, worth 18.5 trillion nocs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 77,851 nocs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, students abandon classrooms for online education, and tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Goldenis's national animal is the Golden Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Goldenis is ranked 121,592nd in the world and 6,688th in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 9.27 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,013thTop
Most Influential: 4,343rdTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,722ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,942ndLargest Retail Industry: 10,358thMost Pacifist: 11,760thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,546thSafest: 15,352nd
Largest Retail Industry: 441st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 455th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 516th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 594th in the regionMost Pacifist: 623rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 646th in the regionSafest: 784th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 141 » Orado, Alunya, Notyoutopia, Runeda, Brevada, Sea Ghost, The Rhein States, Koda-Land, McMasterdonia, Territorio di Nessuno, Shibutani, Miruma, Iron Cladia, Pazair, Loutsland, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Shadowrik, Federation Terra Australis, Guer Aike, Wilkshire, Great Bights Mum, Glurponia, Parmovand, Sundred, Steampunk Ariel, Corfad, Viridiann, Sunto, Dreadton, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Eravonia, Trillius, Bax-Landia, East Supple Lund, Interdimensional Zone, Grue, United Anglo-America, New Atlantico, Lazadonil, Newpromisedland, Vesuva, Pallaith, Ravendi, Sockmanland, Vincone Cae, 1 very fast endotarter, Zumlandia, and 91 others.Amauri, Dabarastan, Republic of Amal, New Bremerton, Zecit, 2 and 2 is Fish, Neworva, Ostrolia, LostLegion, Fraguale Cothe, Ataraxia Somnia, Arimbia, Advancia-Sizzletown, Aetulia, Alice Gardens, Zyvetskistaahn, Cloydicia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Azzarel, Kranostav, Asintion, Aroa, Holy Oranz, Afcon, Aezus, Antiyard, Angwayster, Siwale, Abject Ludicrosity, Ethnon, Selfgradatude, Yukti, Sil Dorsett, Ausveria, United Kahndaq, Kaschovia, Umuyyad, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Wineclaw, Aeolist, New Lakemba, Valhalla123, Banabistan, Baldova, Avemterra, Desbrown, New Trisone, Duerrlewang, Amestris-Britannia, Frances Francis the First of France, Equestrian Commonwealth, Seenvorland, Ponantine, Xentherida, The Tampa Bay Rays, Bearical, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Vernest Quill, MiaryBhalzhack, Black Templares, Idumetala, Daiz, Aratani, Castle Federation, Empy, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Maestros haven, El Fiji Grande, Wodan, Palgo, Serendipita Martia, Tachycardia, Ice and Tinian, Great Robertia, Religioncord, Contani, Gnomewatchers, U S Eh, The Iron Lions, Aenglaland, General COE, Destructive Government Endorsing System, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Praeceps, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Puppets and Strings, New Bismuthium, Angshire, Volstokn, and Cobleck Weleis.

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