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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,328thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,572ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,992nd
The Lapis Lazuli of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Gembox 13

Population3.201 billion

CapitalTreasure Cove
LeaderLocke

Currencyruble
Animallion

The Lapis Lazuli of Gembox 13 is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Locke with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.201 billion Gems 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Treasure Cove. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 77.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Gem economy, worth 370 trillion rubles a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 115,891 rubles, with the richest citizens earning 8.7 times as much as the poorest.

Professional athletes juggle part-time jobs to avoid bankruptcy, masterpieces by male artists are on display in the dumpsters behind the gallery, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted, and enemy agents are generally eliminated with extreme prejudice. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gembox 13's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gembox 13 is ranked 20,238th in the world and 3rd in Ribbon for Most Developed, scoring 82.65 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,328thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,572ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,992ndTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,585thLargest Black Market: 13,682ndLargest Welfare Programs: 15,488thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,595thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,786thLargest Governments: 18,075thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,529thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,720thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,575thMost Developed: 20,238thLowest Crime Rates: 20,606thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,664thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,985th
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Largest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gembox 13's influence in Ribbon fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in Gembox 13, enemy agents are generally eliminated with extreme prejudice.
  • : Following new legislation in Gembox 13, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted.
  • : Gembox 13 was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Gembox 13, masterpieces by male artists are on display in the dumpsters behind the gallery.
  • : Following new legislation in Gembox 13, professional athletes juggle part-time jobs to avoid bankruptcy.
  • : Following new legislation in Gembox 13, city workers have declared that rolling markets aren't good for business after all.
  • : Following new legislation in Gembox 13, there's more than one way to skin a diplomat.
  • : Following new legislation in Gembox 13, Jennifer Government is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Gembox 13, tipsy fans frequently invite themselves to the board meetings of sports clubs.

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