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Most Rebellious Youth: 75th Most Cultured: 291st Most Cheerful Citizens: 382nd
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Population14.608 billion

LeaderEmperor Nathan IV and Empress Sophia

AnimalGreat Auk

The Empire of Ghant is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Nathan IV and Empress Sophia with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, national health service, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.608 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 3,744 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 25,252nd in the world and 22nd in Gholgoth for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,490.14 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Rebellious Youth: 75thMost Cultured: 291stMost Cheerful Citizens: 382ndHighest Crime Rates: 395thLargest Information Technology Sector: 428thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 513thMost Developed: 591stMost Subsidized Industry: 605thMost Advanced Public Education: 702ndLongest Average Lifespans: 705thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 711thMost Armed: 729thLargest Black Market: 764thMost Beautiful Environments: 776thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 784thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,010thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,083rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,592ndBest Weather: 1,629thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,630thTop
Smartest Citizens: 1,930thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,963rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,084thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,099thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,266thNicest Citizens: 2,436thHighest Economic Output: 2,452ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,489thHighest Average Incomes: 2,696thHealthiest Citizens: 2,710thLargest Governments: 4,259thMost Inclusive: 6,159thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,534thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,155thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,191stNudest: 7,785thMost Influential: 8,336thTop
Most Stationary: 8,917thLargest Populations: 11,074thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,454thRudest Citizens: 14,936thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,055thMost Secular: 15,962nd
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
Best Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 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 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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