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The Democratic States of The Greylands

“By The People For The People”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: Osiris

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The Greylands

Population2.864 billion

Currencydollar
Animalswan

The Democratic States of The Greylands is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.864 billion Greylandsians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 85.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Greylandsian economy, worth 340 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 118,730 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Engine room hooch is the drink of choice among the nation's navy, citizens ask "how many crooks could a nunchuck hook if a nun had nunchucks too?", the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia, and the experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Swan Dung" has been declared a national treasure. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Greylands's national animal is the swan, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Greylands is ranked 11,318th in the world and 594th in Osiris for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 10,170.76 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Influential: 1,407thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,071stMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,427thNicest Citizens: 5,780thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,226thHealthiest Citizens: 6,576thMost Inclusive: 6,821stMost Pacifist: 6,912thBest Weather: 6,919thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,973rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,151stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,942ndMost Developed: 8,992ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,305thLowest Crime Rates: 10,498thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,552ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,683rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,904thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,141stSmartest Citizens: 11,212thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,318thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,330thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,050thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,275thLargest Retail Industry: 12,333rdSafest: 12,425thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,440thLargest Governments: 13,194thMost Cultured: 13,990thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,997thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,066thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,685thHighest Average Incomes: 24,053rd
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Most Influential: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 248th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 249th in the regionNicest Citizens: 267th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 288th in the regionMost Inclusive: 325th in the regionBest Weather: 332nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 340th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 347th in the regionMost Pacifist: 351st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 377th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 399th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 434th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 462nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 479th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 516th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 548th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 579th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 590th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 594th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 651st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 655th in the regionSafest: 665th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 671st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 685th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 704th in the regionLargest Governments: 738th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 756th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 784th in the regionMost Cultured: 787th in the region

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