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Glisandia

Population22.473 billion

CapitalRikijdrottin
LeaderDuke Henryk Purczynski II

CurrencyKróna
AnimalHeimskautalandslag Orm

The Grand Duchy of Glisandia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Duke Henryk Purczynski II with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.473 billion Glisandians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rikijdrottin. The average income tax rate is 56.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Glisandian economy, worth 813 trillion Krónas a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 36,185 Krónas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, and record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported. Crime is totally unknown. Glisandia's national animal is the Heimskautalandslag Orm, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Glisandia is ranked 213,242nd in the world and 29th in Teremara for Most Patriotic, with 5.41 flags saluted per person per day.

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