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Most Influential: 448th Largest Publishing Industry: 628th Most Rebellious Youth: 786th
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Gervase

Population20.314 billion

CapitalPattonville
LeaderPresident Charles Journeycake

Currencyvatel
Animalowl

The Commonwealth of Gervase is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Charles Journeycake with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, ubiquitous missile silos, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 20.314 billion Gervasians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pattonville. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Gervasian economy, worth a remarkable 2,903 trillion vatels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 142,911 vatels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Stylish juvenile delinquents are highly overrepresented in fatal motorcycle accidents, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes, tourists are forbidden to enter Native Gervasian lands, and veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gervase's national animal is the owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Gervase is ranked 3,422nd in the world and 12th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Highest Economic Output, with 2,903 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,189thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,321stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,343rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,366thSafest: 2,551stMost Developed: 2,754thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,762ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,936thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,969thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,982ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,092ndMost Stationary: 3,172ndMost Cultured: 3,407thHighest Economic Output: 3,422ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,433rdSmartest Citizens: 3,476thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,749thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,952ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,973rdLargest Populations: 4,858thLargest Governments: 5,070thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,265thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,478thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,911thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,178thMost Pacifist: 7,885thTop
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Best Weather: 8,293rdNudest: 8,707thNicest Citizens: 10,115thHighest Average Incomes: 14,095thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,529thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,646thMost Devout: 15,814th
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Largest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Devout: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 24th in the regionSafest: 24th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 28th in the regionNudest: 28th in the regionFattest Citizens: 29th in the region

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