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The State of Grytviken Larsen

“God Save The Queen”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: South Georgia

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Grytviken Larsen

Population20.706 billion

CapitalWestminster

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The State of Grytviken Larsen is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-working, cynical population of 20.706 billion Grytviken Larsenians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Education, with Industry and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Westminster. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.7%.

The thriving Grytviken Larsenian economy, worth 491 trillion betales a year, is highly specialized and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 23,737 betales, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 72,514 per year while the poor average 6,023, a ratio of 12.0 to 1.

Elections have been outlawed, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and Grytviken Larsen has designated Westminster as its capital city. Crime is a serious problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Grytviken Larsen's national animal is the deer, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Grytviken Larsen is ranked 29,857th in the world and 1st in South Georgia for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 6,122.19 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Stationary: 3,371stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,962ndLargest Populations: 6,874thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 21,596thHighest Crime Rates: 22,603rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Grytviken Larsen changed its national capital to "Westminster".
  • : Following new legislation in Grytviken Larsen, Grytviken Larsen has designated Westminster as its capital city.
  • : Grytviken Larsen changed its national nation type to "State".
  • : Grytviken Larsen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Grytviken Larsen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Grytviken Larsen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Grytviken Larsen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector and the Top 10% for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Grytviken Larsen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Grytviken Larsen proposed constructing embassies between South Georgia and 000000000000000000000000.
  • : Grytviken Larsen updated the World Factbook entry in South Georgia.

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