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Largest Welfare Programs: 183rd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 228th Highest Average Tax Rates: 256th
The United Provinces of
Left-wing Utopia
Never strike first, but always last.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population18.146 billion

LeaderSupreme Executor Jason Parenon
FaithThe Eternal Conflagration


The United Provinces of Gamhound is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Executor Jason Parenon with a fair hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 18.146 billion Gamhoundish 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 enormous, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scorchberg. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Gamhoundish economy, worth a remarkable 5,090 trillion gams 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 Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 280,505 gams, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes, the Gamhound Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', and passengers often cause a stink on public transport. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gamhound's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Eternal Conflagration.

Gamhound is ranked 94,844th in the world and 136th in Yggdrasil for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 872.09 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 183rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 228thHighest Average Tax Rates: 256thLargest Governments: 303rdMost Advanced Public Education: 325thMost Inclusive: 381stSafest: 393rdLowest Crime Rates: 418thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 438thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 495thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 503rdHighest Poor Incomes: 551stMost Cultured: 563rdMost Developed: 580thSmartest Citizens: 581stMost Efficient Economies: 589thMost Compassionate Citizens: 636thNicest Citizens: 657thLongest Average Lifespans: 697thMost Pacifist: 718thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 724thHealthiest Citizens: 754thMost Beautiful Environments: 867thMost Advanced Public Transport: 924thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,177thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,220thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,326thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,383rdHighest Economic Output: 1,464thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 1,869thBest Weather: 1,979thHighest Average Incomes: 2,061stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,559thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,020thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,806thMost Stationary: 3,995thMost Influential: 4,136thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,187thLargest Populations: 6,644thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,181stNudest: 7,749thTop
Most Politically Free: 13,897thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,431stMost Income Equality: 14,705thMost Secular: 15,088th
Largest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionLargest Populations: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionNudest: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gamhound, passengers often cause a stink on public transport.
  • : Gamhound voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Preventing Desertification"".
  • : Gamhound was endorsed by The Featherous Republic of GawHool.
  • : Following new legislation in Gamhound, the Gamhound Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.
  • : Following new legislation in Gamhound, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Gamhound, the nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents.
  • : Following new legislation in Gamhound, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Gamhound, the nation sends criminals home to think about what they did.
  • : Gamhound voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Prohibit Private Prisons"".
  • : Gamhound voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Mikeswill".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 8 » Arcterus, Tzuland, The Phoenix Flame, Carrasastova, Elke and Elba, Miporin, Taisarinja, and GawHool.

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