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The Himalayan Field Rat Paradise of Gonrati

“Liberty through life, life through justice”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: the South Pacific



Population616 million

CapitalYork City

CurrencyGonrati Fraj
AnimalHimalayan Field Rat

The Himalayan Field Rat Paradise of Gonrati is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 616 million Gonratians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of York City. The average income tax rate is 66.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Gonratian economy, worth 56.2 trillion Gonrati Frajs a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 91,242 Gonrati Frajs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Smoking is banned in public areas, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations, retail stores are known for creating their own oddly-similar holidays in the months preceding any major festivity, and onions have been banned due to their tendency to cause eye irritation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gonrati's national animal is the Himalayan Field Rat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Gonrati is ranked 185,454th in the world and 6,931st in the South Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.99 Crimes Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 574thMost Influential: 2,044thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 6,690thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,364thNicest Citizens: 9,603rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,043rdTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,062ndMost Pacifist: 11,727thMost Inclusive: 12,053rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,564thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,690thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,110thBest Weather: 17,543rdHealthiest Citizens: 18,572ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,605thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,665thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,809thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,804thSafest: 20,210thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,665th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 91st in the regionMost Influential: 227th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 257th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 280th in the regionNicest Citizens: 341st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 342nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 372nd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 386th in the regionMost Inclusive: 420th in the regionMost Pacifist: 477th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 510th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 516th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 561st in the regionBest Weather: 605th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 611th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 614th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 615th in the regionMost Developed: 625th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 663rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 676th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 680th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 699th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 725th in the region

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