Most Cheerful Citizens: 198th Largest Publishing Industry: 210th Most Devout: 434th
The Most Holy and Serene Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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The Most Holy and Serene Empire of GrandKirche is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sir Charles Murton with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, pith helmet sales, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 9.414 billion GrandKircheans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Education is also considered important, while Environment and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Mary's Port. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient GrandKirchean economy, worth a remarkable 1,679 trillion Church Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 178,447 Church Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason, morning coffees are no longer the same since the disappearance of newspapers, and houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. GrandKirche's national animal is the Magpie, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Primitive Methodism.

GrandKirche is ranked 173,629th in the world and 140th in The Great Conservative Alliance for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 12.64 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 198thLargest Publishing Industry: 210thMost Devout: 434thMost Cultured: 496thMost Efficient Economies: 507thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 748thLargest Information Technology Sector: 844thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,138thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,367thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,567thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,645thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,665thFattest Citizens: 4,233rdSmartest Citizens: 4,532ndMost Avoided: 4,798thHighest Economic Output: 5,032ndHighest Crime Rates: 5,127thHighest Average Incomes: 5,816thRudest Citizens: 6,257thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,361stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,953rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,095thMost Inclusive: 7,712thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 9,011thLargest Retail Industry: 9,392ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,648thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,647thMost Average: 11,638thLargest Populations: 12,423rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,749thMost Armed: 14,099thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,496thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,768th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 8th in the regionMost Average: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 14th in the region

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