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Most Influential: 530thLargest Publishing Industry: 673rdMost Rebellious Youth: 792nd
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Aimer et Penser
Influence
Auxiliary
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Gervase

Population22.624 billion

CapitalPattonville
LeaderPresident Charles Journeycake

Currencyvatel
Animalowl

The Commonwealth of Gervase is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Charles Journeycake with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 22.624 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, with Environment, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pattonville. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Gervasian economy, worth a remarkable 3,248 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 143,602 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 189,582nd in the world and 237th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -9.38 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 530thLargest Publishing Industry: 673rdMost Rebellious Youth: 792ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,072ndTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,119thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,305thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,327thSafest: 2,447thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,863rdMost Stationary: 2,881stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,882ndLargest Welfare Programs: 2,955thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,973rdMost Cultured: 3,345thMost Developed: 3,349thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,395thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,523rdSmartest Citizens: 3,529thHighest Economic Output: 3,652ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,859thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,868thLargest Populations: 4,628thLargest Governments: 5,023rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,113thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,964thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,997thMost Efficient Economies: 7,009thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,111thBest Weather: 7,625thMost Pacifist: 8,424thTop
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Nudest: 10,855thNicest Citizens: 11,214thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,171stLongest Average Lifespans: 14,872ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,978thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,635thLowest Crime Rates: 17,225thMost Devout: 19,245th
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Most Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 26th in the regionSafest: 26th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 32nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 35th in the regionNudest: 35th in the region

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