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The Free Land of Grue

“This is Fine”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.79 billion


CurrencyGrue Dollar

The Free Land of Grue is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, vat-grown people, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.79 billion Grueans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grueville. The average income tax rate is 82.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Gruean economy, worth 211 trillion Grue Dollars a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 118,087 Grue Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, and vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grue's national animal is the Manatee, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Grue is ranked 187,899th in the world and 8,498th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 257.65 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 807thMost Valuable International Artwork: 819thMost Influential: 1,141stTop
Most Pacifist: 3,949thSafest: 5,276thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,883rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,182ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,271stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,789thNicest Citizens: 6,846thBest Weather: 7,008thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,062ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,675thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,855thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,216thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,334thHealthiest Citizens: 9,413thMost Secular: 9,930thMost Developed: 10,124thTop
Most Inclusive: 10,360thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,884thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,920thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,583rdMost Advanced Public Education: 11,781stSmartest Citizens: 12,148thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,600thLowest Crime Rates: 13,439thHighest Drug Use: 14,236thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,354thLargest Governments: 14,499thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,436thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19,820thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,249th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 111th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 224th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 225th in the regionMost Pacifist: 239th in the regionSafest: 290th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 309th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 317th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 364th in the regionBest Weather: 385th in the regionNicest Citizens: 387th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 398th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 416th in the regionMost Influential: 449th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 486th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 515th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 519th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 524th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 530th in the regionMost Secular: 544th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 550th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 568th in the regionMost Developed: 598th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 599th in the regionMost Inclusive: 604th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 608th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 609th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 633rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 663rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 673rd in the regionLargest Governments: 699th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 791st in the region

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