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The Armed Liberation State of Grungerock

“Liberty for the masses! Tyrants beware!”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Basket Case
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: 10000 Islands

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Grungerock

Population31.643 billion

CapitalAnarcho-Independence

CurrencyQhord
AnimalEyeoftha Tiger

The Armed Liberation State of Grungerock is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its infamous sell-swords, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 31.643 billion Grungerockers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anarcho-Independence. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Grungerockian economy, worth 546 trillion Qhords a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 17,276 Qhords, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, and the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers. Crime is totally unknown. Grungerock's national animal is the Eyeoftha Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Grungerock is ranked 157,043rd in the world and 965th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 1,043.6 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Influential: 105thMost Stationary: 429thLargest Populations: 2,717thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,883rdHighest Drug Use: 3,097thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,443rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,532ndBest Weather: 4,885thMost Cultured: 7,200thSmartest Citizens: 8,178thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,489thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,944thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,594thNudest: 10,209thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,029thHighest Food Quality: 11,990thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 17,457thLargest Governments: 20,622ndHealthiest Citizens: 22,269thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,782ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26,399th
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Most Stationary: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 23rd in the regionMost Influential: 24th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 26th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 70th in the regionNudest: 71st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 74th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 79th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 79th in the regionBest Weather: 114th in the regionMost Cultured: 136th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 137th in the region

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