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The Kingdom of Goodrum

“All Nations Must rule with an Iron Fist” King Paul IV

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Hyperico

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Goodrum

Population3.954 billion

CapitalCurtis
LeaderKing Paul IV
FaithThe King Paul IV Church

CurrencyPound
AnimalCastle crusher

The Kingdom of Goodrum is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Paul IV with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, avant-garde cinema, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.954 billion Goodrumians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Curtis. The average income tax rate is 50.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Goodrumian economy, worth 400 trillion Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 101,350 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Corporations cut costs by taking away safety-features on their products, dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies, everyone wants to be on the guest list for diplomatic parties, and immigrant Maxtopians are routinely sold on popular internet auction sites. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Goodrum's national animal is the Castle crusher, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The King Paul IV Church.

Goodrum is ranked 116,852nd in the world and 12th in Hyperico for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 50 Whatever.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,168thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,863rdTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 16,724thLargest Retail Industry: 16,866thMost Secular: 17,521stMost Developed: 17,981stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,519thLargest Black Market: 19,955thLargest Agricultural Sector: 22,758thMost Efficient Economies: 23,551stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,566th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Goodrum's influence in Hyperico fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Goodrum's influence in Hyperico rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Goodrum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Goodrum lost WA Delegate status in Hyperico.
  • : Goodrum approved the World Assembly proposal "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : Goodrum approved the World Assembly proposal "Standardised Railway track Gauge".
  • : Goodrum approved the World Assembly proposal "Commend The Kingdom of swag swag".
  • : Goodrum approved the World Assembly proposal "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Goodrum approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "The Charter of Civil Rights"".
  • : Goodrum approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".

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