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Most Rebellious Youth: 72nd Most Cultured: 280th Most Cheerful Citizens: 377th
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Population13.697 billion

LeaderEmperor Nathan IV and Empress Sophia

AnimalGreat Auk

The Empire of Ghant is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Nathan IV and Empress Sophia with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.697 billion Ghantar hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ghish. The average income tax rate is 91.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ghantish economy, worth a remarkable 3,510 trillion Ghantmarks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 256,299 Ghantmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, angry men scowl at each other across chess boards, and dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ghant's national animal is the Great Auk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ghant is ranked 167,933rd in the world and 29th in Gholgoth for Fattest Citizens, with 4.02 Obesity Rate.

Most Rebellious Youth: 72ndMost Cultured: 280thMost Cheerful Citizens: 377thLargest Information Technology Sector: 388thHighest Crime Rates: 414thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 501stMost Developed: 550thMost Subsidized Industry: 600thLongest Average Lifespans: 660thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 691stMost Advanced Public Education: 706thMost Beautiful Environments: 737thLargest Black Market: 750thMost Armed: 769thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 785thHighest Poor Incomes: 965thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,185thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,510thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,607thBest Weather: 1,613thTop
Smartest Citizens: 1,884thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,064thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,103rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,278thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,330thNicest Citizens: 2,410thHighest Economic Output: 2,565thMost Efficient Economies: 2,599thHighest Average Incomes: 2,647thHealthiest Citizens: 2,686thLargest Governments: 4,284thMost Inclusive: 6,198thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,779thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,253rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,340thNudest: 8,095thTop
Most Stationary: 9,544thMost Influential: 10,253rdLargest Populations: 11,674thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,227thRudest Citizens: 13,446thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,239thMost Secular: 16,790th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Politics Amino"".
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Preventing Species Extinction".
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protection of Airspace".
  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Endangered Species Protection"".
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Protecting Personal Data"".
  • : Ghant voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Depository standards Act".
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Darkesia".
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Personal Data".
  • : Ghant voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Drug Abuse Amelioration Act".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 2 » Kylarnatia and Drakonian Imperium.

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