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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,135thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,743rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,422nd
The Green Otter's State of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Aequalitatem in speciebus!
Lutra Otto
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Superb

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Garbelia

Population1.731 billion

CapitalGarvida
LeaderLutra Otto
FaithLutrianism

CurrencyCryptoGarbel
AnimalOtter

The Green Otter's State of Garbelia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Lutra Otto with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, rampant corporate plagiarism, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.731 billion Garbeli love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Garvida. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The powerhouse Garbelery economy, worth 168 trillion CryptoGarbels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming and Book Publishing. Average income is 97,152 CryptoGarbels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion, the nation's democracy attracts huddled masses yearning to breathe free, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. Crime is totally unknown. Garbelia's national animal is the Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Lutrianism.

Garbelia is ranked 210,947th in the world and 382nd in Forest for Most Corrupt Governments, with 0.52 kickbacks per hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,135thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,743rdTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,422ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,470thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,770thBest Weather: 3,188thMost Influential: 3,374thMost Pacifist: 3,589thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,826thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,866thMost Inclusive: 3,951stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,151stHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,521stNicest Citizens: 4,626thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,691stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,883rdMost Secular: 5,499thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,906thHighest Food Quality: 6,215thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,547thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,894thHealthiest Citizens: 7,167thSafest: 8,908thLargest Governments: 9,947thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,128thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,232ndMost Income Equality: 12,837thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,537thMost Cultured: 15,945thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,043rdLowest Crime Rates: 18,385thMost Developed: 21,142nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 43rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 46th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Garbelia lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Garbelia lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Garbelia was endorsed by The Borderlands of Greyveldt.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election".
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, the nation's democracy attracts huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, a fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion.
  • : Garbelia was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : Garbelia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Epidemic Investigation Act".

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