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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 34thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 78thLargest Insurance Industry: 128th
The Confederacy of
Moralistic Democracy
Happiness is a belt fed machine gun!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population23.573 billion

CapitalGotham City
LeaderMr Geisler


The Confederacy of Geisler is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Mr Geisler with an even hand, and renowned for its fear of technology, vat-grown people, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 23.573 billion Geislerians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gotham City. The average income tax rate is 69.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Geislerian economy, worth an astonishing 12,187 trillion Marbles a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Retail, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is a breathtaking 517,024 Marbles, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

Dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations, public nudity is compulsory, and stores employing more than 100 employees are required to be at least twenty miles from any competitor. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Geisler's national animal is the Werewolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Geisler is ranked 252,582nd in the world and 6,395th in Osiris for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -90.68 on the Hayek Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 34thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 78thLargest Insurance Industry: 128thLargest Black Market: 145thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 201stLargest Mining Sector: 211thLargest Retail Industry: 242ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 256thMost Corrupt Governments: 321stHighest Average Incomes: 329thHighest Economic Output: 390thMost Efficient Economies: 402ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 477thMost Subsidized Industry: 644thLargest Publishing Industry: 777thRudest Citizens: 1,450thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,561stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,712thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,786thMost Secular: 1,898thLargest Governments: 2,310thMost Patriotic: 2,425thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,535thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,756thLowest Crime Rates: 2,799thSmartest Citizens: 2,893rdMost Developed: 2,956thNudest: 2,963rdFattest Citizens: 2,965thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,710thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,045thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,690thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,869thMost Stationary: 5,165thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,083rdMost Avoided: 6,109thLargest Populations: 6,134thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,696thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,918thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,561stMost Influential: 12,745thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,970thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,267thMost Cultured: 20,746th
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 54th in the regionRudest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Secular: 56th in the regionMost Patriotic: 60th in the regionMost Stationary: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 69th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 76th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 85th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 99th in the regionMost Developed: 117th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 121st in the regionNudest: 128th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 138th in the regionLargest Populations: 147th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 155th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 162nd in the regionMost Influential: 164th in the regionFattest Citizens: 173rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 179th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 186th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 219th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 289th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 289th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 327th in the regionMost Avoided: 331st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 509th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 538th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Geisler was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Geisler, stores employing more than 100 employees are required to be at least twenty miles from any competitor.
  • : Following new legislation in Geisler, public nudity is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Geisler, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Geisler, dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies.
  • : Following new legislation in Geisler, the question of 'what is Mr Geisler's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange.
  • : Following new legislation in Geisler, copies of the constitution are used as toilet paper.
  • : Following new legislation in Geisler, Mr Geisler's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.
  • : Following new legislation in Geisler, saying 'no homo' is enough to escape punishment for the crime of being gay.
  • : Following new legislation in Geisler, Gotham City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.