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The Moderately Liberal Unitary Republic of Goobergunchia

Goobergunchia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 10

“Ex Scientia Vires”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the Rejected Realms


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Population20.476 billion

CapitalGoobergunch City
LeaderKalden Hansen

Animalred-tailed hawk

The Moderately Liberal Unitary Republic of Goobergunchia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Kalden Hansen with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 20.476 billion Goobergunchians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Social Policy and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Goobergunch City. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Goobergunchian economy, worth a remarkable 3,742 trillion knugels a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 182,798 knugels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's no representation without taxation, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles, airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory, and artists are pillars of society. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Goobergunchia's national animal is the red-tailed hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Goobergunchia is ranked 427th in the world and 12th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 46,997 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 321stLargest Publishing Industry: 427thNicest Citizens: 606thMost Advanced Public Education: 671stMost Compassionate Citizens: 851stMost Pacifist: 871stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,440thSmartest Citizens: 1,552ndMost Developed: 1,761stBest Weather: 1,783rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,857thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,340thTop
Safest: 3,119thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,477thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,660thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,729thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,739thMost Cultured: 3,752ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,808thHighest Food Quality: 3,840thMost Inclusive: 3,944thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,954thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,076thHighest Economic Output: 4,129thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,180thLargest Governments: 4,237thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,477thLowest Crime Rates: 5,503rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,581stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,193rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,389thHighest Average Incomes: 9,404thLargest Populations: 9,820thMost Efficient Economies: 9,919thMost Influential: 12,519thTop
Most Secular: 14,086thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,269thMost Income Equality: 18,834thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,819th
Largest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 22nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Pacifist: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Developed: 51st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 65th in the regionBest Weather: 65th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 71st in the regionTop
Safest: 84th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 106th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 107th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 108th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionMost Inclusive: 110th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 115th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 115th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 116th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 116th in the regionMost Cultured: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 122nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 122nd in the regionLargest Governments: 133rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 140th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 147th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 156th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 159th in the regionLargest Populations: 175th in the regionMost Influential: 203rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 246th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 249th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 257th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 355th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 397th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 548th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 613th in the regionMost Income Equality: 682nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Goobergunchia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Goobergunchia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Free, Open Source Software Use".
  • : Following new legislation in Goobergunchia, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Goobergunchia lodged a message on the The Rejected Realms Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Goobergunchia, airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory.
  • : Following new legislation in Goobergunchia, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.
  • : Following new legislation in Goobergunchia, there's no representation without taxation.
  • : Following new legislation in Goobergunchia, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters.
  • : Following new legislation in Goobergunchia, the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire.
  • : Following new legislation in Goobergunchia, bris parties are all the rage.