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The Most Serene Republic of Gymnostan

“Man came from apes; society came from man.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Location: the South Pacific



Population19.164 billion

CapitalGodiva City
LeaderPrime Minister Archimedes D'Siracusa

AnimalGymnostani Mastiff

The Most Serene Republic of Gymnostan is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Archimedes D'Siracusa with a fair hand, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, irreverence towards religion, and hatred of cheese. The democratic, humorless population of 19.164 billion Gymnostanis 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 Environment, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Godiva City. The average income tax rate is 84.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Gymnostani economy, worth a remarkable 1,144 trillion verduroes a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 59,705 verduroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks, homophobia is off the menu, the sanitised and dull music festivals of Gymnostan are famed for their reasonable volume levels, and soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gymnostan's national animal is the Gymnostani Mastiff, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Naturism.

Gymnostan is ranked 205,656th in the world and 8,283rd in the South Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -21.73 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Nudest: 218thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,140thMost Influential: 1,448thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,448thMost Stationary: 1,458thBest Weather: 2,006thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,449thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,785thLargest Populations: 6,857thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,530thMost Cultured: 9,145thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,195thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,871stSafest: 10,229thTop
Smartest Citizens: 10,983rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,233rdLargest Black Market: 13,299thHighest Economic Output: 14,494thLowest Crime Rates: 15,528thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,853rdLongest Average Lifespans: 19,265thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,828thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,022nd
Nudest: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 35th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 46th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 62nd in the regionLargest Populations: 64th in the regionBest Weather: 69th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 150th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 191st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 221st in the regionMost Cultured: 259th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 260th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 285th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 301st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 332nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 353rd in the regionSafest: 370th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 392nd in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 443rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 536th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 550th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 589th in the regionLargest Governments: 592nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 599th in the region

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