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The Republic of Gondigams

“Strength Through Freedom”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population308 million


The Republic of Gondigams is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its restrictive gun laws, suspicion of poets, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, devout population of 308 million Gondigamsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 69.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Gondigamsian economy, worth 7.75 trillion florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Pizza Delivery, Automobile Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 25,169 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent, the best doughnut stores have been taken over by foreign police officers, soldiers have a preference for fire-and-forget payloads, and endangered species are effective hostages against the Gondigamsian military. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gondigams's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Gondigams is ranked 14,275th in the world and 705th in The North Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 77.75 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,326thTop
Most Primitive: 2,422ndMost Influential: 4,669thTop
Most Income Equality: 14,275thMost Pacifist: 16,694th
Most Primitive: 105th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 705th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 796th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 842nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 874th in the region

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