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Most Devout: 589thMost Influential: 728thBest Weather: 1,600th
The Most Serene Republic of
Authoritarian Democracy
Liberty under God
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population18.978 billion

CapitalSaint Josephsburg
LeaderMarshal Gary Burns
FaithGarya Reformed Church

CurrencyGaryan Pound
AnimalGolden Lion

The Most Serene Republic of Garya is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Marshal Gary Burns with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 18.978 billion Garyans are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Josephsburg. The average income tax rate is 88.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Garyan economy, worth a remarkable 1,789 trillion Garyan Pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Arms Manufacturing industry. Average income is 94,301 Garyan Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fire and brimstone sermons are accompanied by napalm and fragmentation bombs, twice-daily toilet inspection rotas for government buildings are archived for public appraisal, sniffer dogs are trained to follow clouds of fruity-smelling vapor, and people who have never eaten chicken are told it tastes a bit like crocodile. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Garya's national animal is the Golden Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Garya Reformed Church.

Garya is ranked 9,214th in the world and 115th in Europe for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 88.18 Effective Tax Rate.

Most Devout: 589thMost Influential: 728thBest Weather: 1,600thMost Primitive: 1,980thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,174thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,475thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,576thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,627thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,831stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,385thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,021stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,665thHealthiest Citizens: 6,111thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,504thMost Stationary: 6,630thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,054thLargest Populations: 7,284thHighest Economic Output: 8,594thSafest: 9,060thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,214thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,346thLargest Governments: 11,856thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,163rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,582ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,130thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,160thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,465thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,764th
Most Devout: 9th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the regionMost Primitive: 20th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionBest Weather: 29th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 34th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionLargest Populations: 35th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 60th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 80th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 86th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 89th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 91st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 97th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 98th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 106th in the regionMost Influential: 113th in the region

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