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The People's Confederacy of Grod Island

“Here We Stand”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The Leftist Assembly

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Grod Island

Population6.454 billion

CapitalDomreis
LeaderSecretary Fiona Elesham
FaithSecular Humanism

CurrencyDollop
AnimalBear

The People's Confederacy of Grod Island is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Secretary Fiona Elesham with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.454 billion Grodians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Domreis. The average income tax rate is 97.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Grodian economy, worth 973 trillion Dollops a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 150,805 Dollops, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The parliament building has installed a revolving door, the delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', and disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grod Island's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Secular Humanism.

Grod Island is ranked 232,688th in the world and 410th in The Leftist Assembly for Most Primitive, scoring -327.05 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,074thMost Pacifist: 1,296thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,357thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,536thNicest Citizens: 1,740thBest Weather: 1,902ndMost Influential: 2,022ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,157thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,236thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,289thSafest: 2,385thHealthiest Citizens: 2,400thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,493rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,562ndMost Inclusive: 2,610thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,686thLowest Crime Rates: 2,706thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,838thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,874thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,249thMost Developed: 3,293rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,504thLargest Governments: 4,291stSmartest Citizens: 4,826thMost Cultured: 5,580thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,873rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,974thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,534thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,606thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,973rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,821stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,999thMost Secular: 10,733rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,899thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,664thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,858thHighest Average Incomes: 14,002ndMost Income Equality: 17,913thHighest Economic Output: 19,002nd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 23rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 25th in the regionTop
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Safest: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 28th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionMost Developed: 33rd in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 36th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 36th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Inclusive: 42nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 45th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 45th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 46th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 49th in the regionMost Cultured: 49th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 50th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Grod Island, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire.
  • : Following new legislation in Grod Island, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Grod Island, the delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer.
  • : Following new legislation in Grod Island, the parliament building has installed a revolving door.
  • : Grod Island voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Long-Term Storage Of Produced Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Grod Island, graffiti graces every city's streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Grod Island, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct.
  • : Following new legislation in Grod Island, teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank.
  • : Grod Island endorsed The United Socialist States of Narodnya.
  • : Grod Island was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Narodnya.

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