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The Democratic Republic of Gragastavia

“The sun sets on the sands”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: Teremara

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Gragastavia

Population27.975 billion

CapitalAl-Duhaba
LeaderPresident Farouk Al-Hussein
FaithPolatilianism

CurrencyGragastavian Riyal
AnimalCamel

The Democratic Republic of Gragastavia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Farouk Al-Hussein with an even hand, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, avowedly heterosexual populace, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 27.975 billion Gragastavians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Law & Order, with Education and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Al-Duhaba. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Gragastavian economy, worth a remarkable 7,458 trillion Gragastavian Riyals a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 266,599 Gragastavian Riyals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The people are furious with the government for allowing citizens to be executed for petty crimes in foreign countries, shops were recently ransacked as cigarettes returned to the shelves, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Gragastavia, and the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gragastavia's national animal is the Camel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Polatilianism.

Gragastavia is ranked 1,188th in the world and 1st in Teremara for Lowest Crime Rates, with 151.61 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 60thLargest Black Market: 261stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 422ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 465thLargest Mining Sector: 531stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 565thMost Corrupt Governments: 845thHighest Economic Output: 956thLowest Crime Rates: 1,188thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,833rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,996thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,400thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,639thHighest Average Incomes: 2,937thLargest Populations: 3,078thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,682ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,022ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,716thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,679thMost Developed: 6,866thRudest Citizens: 8,178thLargest Governments: 8,692ndMost Stationary: 10,097thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,426thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12,842ndMost Avoided: 13,110thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,646thMost Influential: 14,057thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,503rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,697thMost Efficient Economies: 18,236th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the region

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