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Most Rebellious Youth: 75th Most Cultured: 293rd Most Cheerful Citizens: 380th
The Empire of
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Ghant

Population14.57 billion

CapitalGhish
LeaderEmperor Nathan IV and Empress Sophia

CurrencyGhantmark
AnimalGreat Auk

The Empire of Ghant is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Nathan IV and Empress Sophia with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.57 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 3,734 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 256,325 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 12,459th in the world and 7th in Gholgoth for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 1 Valid Endorsements.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 75thMost Cultured: 293rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 380thHighest Crime Rates: 386thLargest Information Technology Sector: 419thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 508thMost Developed: 591stMost Subsidized Industry: 598thMost Advanced Public Education: 700thLongest Average Lifespans: 705thMost Armed: 707thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 708thLargest Black Market: 754thMost Beautiful Environments: 777thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 781stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,008thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,066thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,586thBest Weather: 1,629thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,638thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,936thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,981stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,092ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,114thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,275thNicest Citizens: 2,429thHighest Economic Output: 2,437thMost Efficient Economies: 2,460thHighest Average Incomes: 2,672ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,720thLargest Governments: 4,253rdMost Inclusive: 6,160thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,515thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,064thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,179thNudest: 7,660thMost Influential: 8,376thTop
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Most Stationary: 8,939thLargest Populations: 10,975thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,459thRudest Citizens: 14,857thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,098thMost Secular: 15,877th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Preventing Desertification"".
  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Ghant's influence in Gholgoth rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Prohibit Private Prisons"".
  • : Ghant voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Mikeswill".
  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Ghant's influence in Gholgoth fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • : Ghant's influence in Gholgoth rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".

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