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Safest: 8,568th Best Weather: 9,479th Most Pacifist: 9,941st
The Democratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Pax omnium Innovation
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.183 billion

LeaderMaquinna Ludger Frank

AnimalIrish Peacock

The Democratic Republic of Gartonch is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Maquinna Ludger Frank with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, anti-smoking policies, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 1.183 billion Gartonchians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caplairia. The average income tax rate is 63.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Gartonchian economy, worth 125 trillion Pivotens a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 106,083 Pivotens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Gartonchian scientists are mixing chewing tobacco with bacon flavouring in an attempt to craft the perfect male snack, takeaway food bought on the weekend now comes with fifty percent more sweat and tears, police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers, and calling dibs is an unalienable right. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gartonch's national animal is the Irish Peacock, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gartonch is ranked 104,569th in the world and 61st in The United Empires of Carson for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 4,649.25 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Safest: 8,568thBest Weather: 9,479thMost Pacifist: 9,941stMost Devout: 10,082ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,503rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,543rdMost Average: 13,310thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,585thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,892ndLongest Average Lifespans: 14,212thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,369thHealthiest Citizens: 14,633rdLargest Publishing Industry: 16,579thMost Developed: 16,595th
Most Average: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the region

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