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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 875thMost Influential: 3,876thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,264th
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Araste Gogristapland

Population314 million



The Kingdom of Araste Gogristapland is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, zero percent divorce rate, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 314 million Araste Gogristaplandians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dusseldorf. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 38.8%.

The all-consuming Araste Gogristaplandian economy, worth 41.7 trillion gogs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 132,712 gogs, with the richest citizens earning 8.3 times as much as the poorest.

Assault rifles sized for 7-year-olds are a frighteningly popular export, citizens who don't follow a major religion are closely monitored for signs of self-harm, model railroad hobbyists have taken to muscling model shipbuilders off their "turf", and female smokers cut their hair and don suits to get into male-only clubs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Araste Gogristapland's national animal is the giraffe, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Araste Gogristapland is ranked 24,412th in the world and 810th in The North Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 191.57 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 875thTop
Most Influential: 3,876thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,264thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,496thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,057thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,487thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,723rdMost Corrupt Governments: 14,177thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,178thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,420thLargest Retail Industry: 14,778thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,120thMost Secular: 17,490thHighest Average Incomes: 17,746th
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 352nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 388th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 419th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 573rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 577th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 578th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 597th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 599th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 628th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 654th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 739th in the regionLargest Black Market: 744th in the regionMost Armed: 786th in the regionMost Avoided: 810th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 828th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 836th in the regionMost Secular: 875th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 185 » Pallaith, Territorio di Nessuno, Abject Ludicrosity, Empy, Yaorozu, Dar es Saalam, Corfad, Newpromisedland, Sundred, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Ethnon, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, McMasterdonia, Noahs Second Country, 1 very fast endotarter, Xagill, Imperial Joseon, Porlock, Hamerica, Great Bights Mum, Loli County, Wineclaw, Koda-Land, Sunto, Seenvorland, Glurponia, Omnistria, Joodey, Vincone Cae, Sockmanland, Praeceps, Interdimensional Zone, Guer Aike, North Bratislava, Frances Francis the First of France, Napnomadia, New Bremerton, Pazair, Ravendi, The New Communist Republic Of States, Marrinia, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Dreadton, Amauri, Psychotic Vegans, Votak Matim, and 135 others.The Endless Eventide, The Tampa Bay Rays, Zumlandia, Loutsland, Navigator Islands, Castle Federation, The Stratosphere Islands, Runeda, Jasminlandia, Aratani, Daiz, Steampunk Ariel, Dabarastan, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Serendipita Martia, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Palgo, The Windmilluminati, Valhalla123, Clan Spaniel, Holy Oranz, Malta Comino Gozo, The Lancerian Empire, Selfgradatude, Diodone, Crader, Bhigham, Lybirit, Umuyyad, Reyalda, Republic of Amal, Mandexia, Angshire, Yokciq Empire, Godwanna, Olofin, New Trisone, Stone Ira, Dorito Dust, The World Capitalist Confederation, Orven, New Avian, Sil Dorsett, Ummoki, Ihese, Woodsend, Wilkshire, Shadowrik, Almersville, Plangainer, Xentherida, Land of the Cross, Infantivore, SORT, Nisastria, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Kranostav, Novanoke, Avastate, MiaryBhalzhack, Antiyard, Greifenburg, Nistriabar, New Lakemba, Black Templares, The Iron Lions, Varola, United Kahndaq, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Some Random TNP Nation, Unshleepd, Yohannes, United Federation of Murica, New Octicarg, Kadarra, Irishvan, Grapefruite, KhalChicken, Harrys, Wisconsota, Solskjar, Hyphen, Mooe, United Socialist Democratic, The Empire of the Federation, Eravonia, Xyrron, Schnuftelland, Olowakandi, Maott, Melkmeid, Tachycardia, U S Eh, The Pantheons, Kasazzastan, Korovan Isles, Fizban, Westinor, Xatin, Californian Redwood, 9003, Zeternia, Amblegreserland, Verderiesdre, Fluffy Noodles, DonaldJTrump2020, Gilakistan, Greater New America, Abonland, Volstokn, The Sinclarian Provinces, Moradiais Isles, Lazadonil, Aurelia I, Complex Reveal, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Jellies Island, Western Vapia, Valatic Ash, Esplandia, Kidin Islands, Jovian Knights, Choistan, The True Frog, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Aeolist, AAA Provisional Empire, Turan Nation, Plembobria, Astronomical, Aingard, Racoda, Houstino, The Serdey Islands, and South Reinkalistan.

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