by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Most Rebellious Youth: 73rdMost Cultured: 325thMost Cheerful Citizens: 377th
The Empire of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Ohorea Beti
Gothic Lord of Recruitment
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population16.783 billion

LeaderEmperor Nathan IV and Empress Sophia

AnimalGreat Auk

The Empire of Ghant is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Nathan IV and Empress Sophia with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.783 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 92.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ghantish economy, worth a remarkable 4,341 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 258,693 Ghantmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Ghantish delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", crackheads chase drug-loaded drones in hopes of a lucky drop, the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment, and cogitators and mass debaters are skiving off work to hang around the National Symposium Park. 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 223,211th in the world and 25th in Gholgoth for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -326.94 on the Hayek Index.

Most Rebellious Youth: 73rdMost Cultured: 325thMost Cheerful Citizens: 377thHighest Crime Rates: 434thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 452ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 506thMost Advanced Public Education: 637thMost Efficient Economies: 669thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 715thMost Subsidized Industry: 765thMost Beautiful Environments: 771stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 814thMost Armed: 898thLargest Black Market: 1,135thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,180thBest Weather: 1,518thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,603rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,609thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,722ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,826thMost Developed: 1,894thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,921stLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,948thSmartest Citizens: 1,999thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,155thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,324thHighest Economic Output: 2,388thNicest Citizens: 2,669thHealthiest Citizens: 2,743rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,081stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,090thLargest Governments: 4,270thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,242ndMost Inclusive: 6,993rdMost Stationary: 7,871stMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,036thMost Influential: 8,160thNudest: 10,126thLargest Populations: 10,589thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,409thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,066thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,772ndMost Secular: 18,472ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,176th
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Restrictions on Forced Eugenics".
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Valanora".
  • : Ghant changed the regional password in Gholgoth.
  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Vippertooth33".
  • : Ghant voted against the World Assembly Resolution " International Transportation Preclearance Act".
  • : Ghant voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Mikeswill".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Kylarnatia, Dephire, and Drakonian Imperium.

View Forum posts