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Most Income Equality: 2,426th Safest: 15,023rd Most Pacifist: 15,077th
The United Socialist States of
Democratic Socialists
Freedom Equality Strength
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Gaillardie

Population199 million

Currencyruble
AnimalLion

The United Socialist States of Gaillardie is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The quiet, industrious population of 199 million Gaillardieans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 68.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Gaillardiean economy, worth 1.77 trillion rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 8,882 rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests, foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country, motorcycle riders are required to wear so much gear they've been nicknamed "Stay Pufts", and babies living in poverty are told to take responsibility for their own fortunes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gaillardie's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gaillardie is ranked 160,137th in the world and 6,601st in the South Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 9,032.92 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Income Equality: 2,426thTop
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Safest: 15,023rdMost Pacifist: 15,077th
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Most Income Equality: 123rd in the regionTop
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Safest: 581st in the regionMost Pacifist: 596th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gaillardie's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in Gaillardie, babies living in poverty are told to take responsibility for their own fortunes.
  • : Following new legislation in Gaillardie, motorcycle riders are required to wear so much gear they've been nicknamed "Stay Pufts".
  • : Following new legislation in Gaillardie, foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Gaillardie, NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests.
  • : Following new legislation in Gaillardie, Gaillardie has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in Gaillardie, owning a fishing rod can cause you to be subject to military questioning.
  • : Following new legislation in Gaillardie, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
  • : Following new legislation in Gaillardie, a five-year-old and a convicted terrorist can sit alongside one another in jury service.
  • : Following new legislation in Gaillardie, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel.

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