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Largest Retail Industry: 238th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 264th Rudest Citizens: 284th
The Imperial Federation of
Corporate Police State
Gott und mein Recht
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Ghearmain

Population12.239 billion

CapitalCaipitil chathair
LeaderRisteard III
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyCrown
AnimalLeon

The Imperial Federation of Ghearmain is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Risteard III with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, strictly enforced bedtime, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.239 billion Ghearmanaigh are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caipitil chathair. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Ghearmanach economy, worth a remarkable 3,195 trillion Crowns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 261,087 Crowns, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 970,373 per year while the poor average 49,359, a ratio of 19.7 to 1.

Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Ghearmain, a murderous reputation can revitalise a flagging celebrity career, owning a fishing rod can cause you to be subject to military questioning, and citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Ghearmain at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ghearmain's national animal is the Leon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Ghearmain is ranked 2,968th in the world and 100th in Osiris for Highest Economic Output, with 3,195 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Retail Industry: 238thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 264thRudest Citizens: 284thFattest Citizens: 308thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 448thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 521stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 558thLargest Insurance Industry: 619thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 630thMost Devout: 634thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 876thHighest Disposable Incomes: 896thMost Avoided: 896thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,348thLargest Mining Sector: 1,550thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,578thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1,647thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,967thMost Cultured: 2,267thHighest Average Incomes: 2,479thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,634thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,771stHighest Economic Output: 2,968thMost Efficient Economies: 3,077thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,621stMost Armed: 4,147thNudest: 4,158thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,675thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,684thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,727thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,742ndLargest Black Market: 13,802ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,818thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,029thLargest Populations: 15,064th
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Rudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 21st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 22nd in the regionMost Devout: 22nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 27th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Avoided: 34th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 36th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 58th in the regionMost Cultured: 67th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 68th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 69th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 71st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 75th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 95th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 98th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 100th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 125th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 150th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 180th in the regionNudest: 181st in the regionMost Armed: 198th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 204th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 318th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 351st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 409th in the regionLargest Populations: 416th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 475th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ghearmain, citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Ghearmain at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list.
  • : Ghearmain was reclassified from "Right-wing Utopia" to "Corporate Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in Ghearmain, owning a fishing rod can cause you to be subject to military questioning.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghearmain, a murderous reputation can revitalise a flagging celebrity career.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghearmain, Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Ghearmain.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghearmain, religious bigotry and a fear of outsiders have replaced religious studies in schools.
  • : Ghearmain was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Right-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Ghearmain, the nobility are anxious about the government's new "three executions and you're out" policy.
  • : Ghearmain was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Ghearmain, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.

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