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Most Patriotic: 160thMost Valuable International Artwork: 205thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 366th
The Collective of NationStates of
Psychotic Dictatorship
High King and NationStates Above All Else
Influence
Squire
Prime Minister
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Gankands

Population2.974 billion

CapitalMarlvich
LeaderVictor Tarleton von Arcadia-Sova
FaithImperial Cult

Currencypound
Animalraven

The Collective of NationStates of Gankands is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Victor Tarleton von Arcadia-Sova with an iron fist, and notable for its triple-decker prams, ban on automobiles, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.974 billion Gankandsians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marlvich. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Gankandsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,002 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 337,210 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

Adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, the mob and the police have recently had numerous clashes in the back alleys of Gankands's cities due to the government's steadfast anti-casino stance, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads, and nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gankands's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Imperial Cult.

Gankands is ranked 240,018th in the world and 198th in The Land of Kings and Emperors for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 19.06 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Patriotic: 160thMost Valuable International Artwork: 205thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 366thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 462ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 537thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 805thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,019thMost Devout: 1,248thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,334thLowest Crime Rates: 1,572ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,583rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,009thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,038thLargest Governments: 2,067thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,365thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,714thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,060thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,231stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,643rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,835thMost Developed: 3,986thMost Efficient Economies: 4,251stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,271stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,343rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,521stMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,779thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,367thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,867thSmartest Citizens: 6,391stMost Authoritarian: 6,509thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,604thMost Cultured: 6,905thMost Conservative: 7,854thTop
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Most Influential: 12,913thHealthiest Citizens: 14,103rdHighest Economic Output: 19,983rdMost Extreme: 23,868th
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Most Patriotic: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 16th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gankands, nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure.
  • : Following new legislation in Gankands, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads.
  • : Following new legislation in Gankands, the mob and the police have recently had numerous clashes in the back alleys of Gankands's cities due to the government's steadfast anti-casino stance.
  • : Following new legislation in Gankands, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in Gankands, the doctor has cold hands.
  • : Gankands lodged a message on the The Land of Kings and Emperors Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Gankands, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Gankands, the nation's museums are real penny-pinchers.
  • : Following new legislation in Gankands, the nation frequently scolds its subject territories for staying up past bedtime.
  • : Following new legislation in Gankands, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Gankandsians any less frightened.

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