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The Avo❤️Avo of Gorundu


Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Basket Case
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population2.492 billion

CapitalThe WALL


The Avo❤️Avo of Gorundu is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 2.492 billion Gorundans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The WALL. The average income tax rate is 53.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Gorundan economy, worth 42.9 trillion avocados a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Pizza Delivery, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 17,214 avocados, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The state believes that nature-oriented summer camps will somehow solve youth crime, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills, and adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gorundu's national animal is the avocado, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gorundu is ranked 124,712th in the world and 6,307th in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 560.88 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 143rdTop
Most Influential: 4,098thMost Income Equality: 9,293rdTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 14,862ndMost Extreme: 20,171st
Most Valuable International Artwork: 26th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 391st in the regionMost Income Equality: 479th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 668th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 856th in the regionMost Influential: 1,006th in the region

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