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The Democratic States of The Greylands

“By The People For The People”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


The Greylands

Population674 million


The Democratic States of The Greylands is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its national health service, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 674 million Greylandsians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 72.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Greylandsian economy, worth 58.0 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 86,092 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Anti-government web sites are springing up, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects, and being dead no longer has any benefits. 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Greylands is ranked 73,380th in the world and 2,123rd in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 124.2948510068 Days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,080thTop
Most Influential: 2,758thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,358thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,116thHighest Drug Use: 8,437thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,800thTop
Nicest Citizens: 8,911thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,952ndMost Inclusive: 9,758thMost Politically Free: 10,416thHealthiest Citizens: 11,404thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,730thBest Weather: 13,394thMost Pacifist: 13,707thLargest Retail Industry: 14,595thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,971stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,058thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,315thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,579thMost Developed: 15,994th
Highest Drug Use: 159th in the regionMost Politically Free: 184th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 344th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 359th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 441st in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 506th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 507th in the regionMost Inclusive: 548th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 594th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 612th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 623rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 632nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 650th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 699th in the regionBest Weather: 708th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 730th in the regionMost Pacifist: 746th in the regionMost Influential: 763rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 768th in the regionMost Developed: 850th in the regionNudest: 880th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Greylands was endorsed by The Empire of Some Random TNP Nation.
  • : The Greylands was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens and Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : The Greylands was endorsed by The Holy Lucky Matriarchy of Racoda.
  • : The Greylands voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend 00000 A World Power".
  • : Following new legislation in The Greylands, being dead no longer has any benefits.
  • : Following new legislation in The Greylands, holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects.
  • : The Greylands was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in The Greylands, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • : The Greylands voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Promotion of Recycling".
  • : Following new legislation in The Greylands, anti-government web sites are springing up.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 162 » Territorio di Nessuno, Notyoutopia, Corfad, The Rhein States, Miruma, Ethnon, Orado, Shibutani, Alunya, McMasterdonia, Runeda, Yaorozu, United Kahndaq, Amauri, Guer Aike, Ravendi, 1 very fast endotarter, Koda-Land, Dreadton, Umuyyad, Eravonia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Wineclaw, Zumlandia, Pazair, Sockmanland, Loutsland, Joodey, Dabarastan, Kulgatha, Frances Francis the First of France, Seenvorland, Newpromisedland, New Bremerton, Dar es Saalam, Sunto, Xentherida, Viridiann, Sundred, The Tampa Bay Rays, Siwale, Bearical, Wisconsota, PlanetPunk, Selfgradatude, North Bratislava, Ponantine, Trillius, Zyvetskistaahn, Black Templares, and 112 others.New Lakemba, Get Away From Me, Daiz, Holy Oranz, Interdimensional Zone, Shadowrik, The Navy Blue, Aratani, Castle Federation, Glurponia, Valhalla123, United Anglo-America, Empy, Kranostav, Wodan, Partax, Vincone Cae, El Fiji Grande, Pallaith, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Sil Dorsett, U S Eh, Steampunk Ariel, Aenglaland, Palgo, General COE, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Valentine Z, Praeceps, Fendlium, Angshire, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Mazeoftime, Abject Ludicrosity, Jasminlandia, New Flos, Francois Isidore, Napnomadia, Loli County, Imperial Joseon, Lungha, Avemterra, Antineum, Great Bights Mum, Wilkshire, Kasazzastan, God Leon, Hamerica, Navigator Islands, PotatoFarmers, Merconitonitopia, JesseltonTM, Serendipita Martia, Valatic Ash, Moubarakistan, Kelvaros Prime, Porlock, Xagill, Mandexia, Noahs Second Country, Universal State Formula, The New Communist Republic Of States, Haminkwarea, Yokciq Empire, Wit Noreis, The Stratosphere Islands, MiaryBhalzhack, Woodsend, Ver Testua, The Endless Eventide, Omnistria, Votak Matim, Banana Rat, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Malta Comino Gozo, The Lancerian Empire, Clan Spaniel, Methor, Lybirit, Ihese, Bhigham, Crader, Reyalda, The World Capitalist Confederation, Dorito Dust, Diodone, Underium, Plangainer, Infantivore, Orven, SORT, Land of the Cross, Outer Bay, Antiyard, Novanoke, The Windmilluminati, New Octicarg, Olofin, Greifenburg, Nistriabar, Sachi, Prevaland, Dangine, Harrys, Trogville, Zecit, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Varola, Racoda, and Some Random TNP Nation.