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Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,399thMost Cultured: 6,401stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,528th
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Gerskidus

Population10.348 billion

CapitalOxios
LeaderBalazar

Currencymark
AnimalWyvern

The Kingdom of Gerskidus is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Balazar with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 10.348 billion Gerskidians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oxios. The average income tax rate is 88.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Gerskidian economy, worth a remarkable 1,557 trillion marks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 150,505 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars, and the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gerskidus's national animal is the Wyvern, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gerskidus is ranked 14,852nd in the world and 5th in Albion for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 6,467.04 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,399thMost Cultured: 6,401stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,528thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,552ndBest Weather: 6,581stHighest Food Quality: 7,538thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,588thMost Developed: 7,704thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,177thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,325thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,330thHealthiest Citizens: 8,903rdLargest Governments: 9,395thMost Patriotic: 9,650thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,975thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,342ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,393rdMost Corrupt Governments: 10,440thSmartest Citizens: 11,014thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,342ndMost Inclusive: 11,367thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,383rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,390thMost Influential: 12,272ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,981stMost Efficient Economies: 13,078thHighest Economic Output: 13,132ndMost Stationary: 13,166thTop
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Most Secular: 13,594thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,818thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,852ndHighest Average Incomes: 15,397thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,274thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,708thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,974thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,549thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24,085th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gerskidus, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'.
  • : Gerskidus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary and Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerskidus, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerskidus, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerskidus, the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerskidus, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Gerskidus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerskidus, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi.
  • : Gerskidus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Gerskidus, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.

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