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Largest Retail Industry: 7,432nd Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,077th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,111th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Non Curamus
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Gallacite

Population712 million

CapitalThalline

Currencypyrites
Animalhausen

The Empire of Gallacite is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 712 million Gallaciteans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thalline. The average income tax rate is 45.9%.

The all-consuming Gallacitean economy, worth 83.4 trillion pyriteses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 117,111 pyriteses, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government tries not to listen to the people unless it absolutely has to, political candidates must be personally vetted by Leader, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning, and major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gallacite's national animal is the hausen.

Gallacite is ranked 28,341st in the world and 817th in The East Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 173.78 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 7,432ndTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,077thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,111thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,505thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,786thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,736thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,028th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 169th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 172nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 216th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 261st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 317th in the regionLargest Black Market: 349th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 375th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 499th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 507th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 599th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 626th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 664th in the regionMost Secular: 683rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gallacite's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in Gallacite, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day.
  • : Following new legislation in Gallacite, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning.
  • : Following new legislation in Gallacite, political candidates must be personally vetted by Leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Gallacite, the government tries not to listen to the people unless it absolutely has to.
  • : Following new legislation in Gallacite, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
  • : Gallacite lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Gallacite lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Gallacite, blind dates tend to result in bruised shins.
  • : Following new legislation in Gallacite, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.

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