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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,111thMost Secular: 2,035thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,869th
The Green Otter's State of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Ad aequalitatem enim speciei overseen a lutrę
Lutra Otto
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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Garbelia

Population1.156 billion

CapitalGarvida
LeaderLutra Otto
FaithLutrianism

CurrencyCryptoGarbel
AnimalOtter

The Green Otter's State of Garbelia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Lutra Otto with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.156 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 enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Garvida. The average income tax rate is 92.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Garbelery economy, worth 109 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 extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. Average income is 94,913 CryptoGarbels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery, graffiti graces every city's streets, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, and cane fights are a common sight in nursing homes. 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 20,313th in the world and 116th in Forest for Lowest Crime Rates, with 81.25 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,111thMost Secular: 2,035thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,869thMost Pacifist: 4,283rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,504thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,683rdBest Weather: 4,877thMost Influential: 5,518thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,820thMost Inclusive: 5,858thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,249thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,258thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,969thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,003rdNicest Citizens: 7,092ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,367thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,586thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,215thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,286thHealthiest Citizens: 8,519thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,837thSmartest Citizens: 11,950thTop
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Largest Governments: 12,320thSafest: 12,405thMost Income Equality: 12,449thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,072ndMost Rebellious Youth: 13,272ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,900thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,726thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,672ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,312thMost Cultured: 19,701stLowest Crime Rates: 20,313thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,914th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 34th in the regionMost Income Equality: 37th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 42nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Garbelia endorsed The Kingdom of Atsvea.
  • : Garbelia withdrew its endorsement from The Kingdom of Atsvea.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, cane fights are a common sight in nursing homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, graffiti graces every city's streets.
  • : Garbelia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Secular and the Top 10% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, praying before a battle is a court-martial offence.
  • : Garbelia was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Garbelia lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.

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