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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,600thMost Influential: 1,603rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,753rd
The Green Otters' State of
Democratic Socialists
Aequalitatem in speciebus!
Lutra Otto
Influence
Apprentice
Statistician
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Garbelia

Population3.579 billion

CapitalGarvida
LeaderLutra Otto
FaithLutrianism

CurrencyCryptoGarbel
AnimalOtter

The Green Otters' State of Garbelia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lutra Otto with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, lack of airports, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.579 billion Garbeli are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Garvida. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The all-consuming Garbelery economy, worth 371 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. Average income is an impressive 103,877 CryptoGarbels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive, and a common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously". 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 151,013th in the world and 227th in Forest for Most Extreme, scoring 16.87 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,600thMost Influential: 1,603rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,753rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,532ndTop
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Best Weather: 3,145thMost Pacifist: 3,366thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,558thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,724thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,790thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,925thMost Inclusive: 4,025thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,043rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,346thMost Secular: 4,363rdNicest Citizens: 4,455thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,495thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,747thHighest Food Quality: 5,880thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,042ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,574thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,870thSafest: 8,507thLargest Governments: 9,122ndSmartest Citizens: 10,110thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,282ndTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 14,461stMost Cultured: 14,540thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,004thMost Developed: 17,257thMost Income Equality: 17,915thLowest Crime Rates: 18,761stMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,412thLargest Information Technology Sector: 26,819th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Garbelia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Garbelia lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, a common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously".
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive.
  • : Garbelia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted.
  • : Garbelia resigned from the World Assembly.

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