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Least Corrupt Governments: 237th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 264th Most Developed: 399th
The Arborist Federation of
Left-wing Utopia
One Nation, through Strength and Unity
Civil Rights
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Population12.467 billion

CapitalTree-filled Caprica
LeaderPresident Eama O'Muircheartaigh
FaithCeltic Paganism

CurrencyGallifraxian State Credit
AnimalGallifraxian Ashura Hawk

The Arborist Federation of Gallifrax is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Eama O'Muircheartaigh with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.467 billion Gallifraxians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tree-filled Caprica. The average income tax rate is 94.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Gallifraxian economy, worth a remarkable 2,624 trillion Gallifraxian State Credits 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 Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 210,502 Gallifraxian State Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

An aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time, there's never enough space in space, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, and scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes. Crime is totally unknown. Gallifrax's national animal is the Gallifraxian Ashura Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Celtic Paganism.

Gallifrax is ranked 2,913th in the world and 14th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 237thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 264thMost Developed: 399thMost Cheerful Citizens: 449thLongest Average Lifespans: 488thMost Pacifist: 503rdMost Rebellious Youth: 504thMost Beautiful Environments: 505thNicest Citizens: 539thMost Cultured: 589thLargest Publishing Industry: 612thSafest: 620thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 630thMost Compassionate Citizens: 661stBest Weather: 676thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 760thMost Inclusive: 820thSmartest Citizens: 931stHealthiest Citizens: 985thMost Advanced Public Education: 986thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,236thMost Influential: 1,362ndTop
Highest Drug Use: 2,482ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,550thMost Efficient Economies: 2,913thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,078thLargest Governments: 3,535thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,937thHighest Economic Output: 4,038thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,680thHighest Average Incomes: 4,887thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,155thMost Politically Free: 5,615thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,129thLowest Crime Rates: 7,151stNudest: 7,252ndMost Stationary: 7,451stMost Secular: 7,866thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,171stTop
Most Income Equality: 9,995thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,499thMost Extreme: 12,439thLargest Populations: 14,337thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,280th
Least Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 26th in the regionMost Secular: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gallifrax, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Gallifrax was endorsed by The United Industrial Communes of Cephesylon.
  • : Following new legislation in Gallifrax, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Gallifrax voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Darkesia".
  • : Following new legislation in Gallifrax, there's never enough space in space.
  • : Following new legislation in Gallifrax, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time.
  • : Following new legislation in Gallifrax, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Gallifrax lodged a message on the Democratic Socialist Assembly Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Gallifrax, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol.
  • : Following new legislation in Gallifrax, the Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause.


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