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Most Rebellious Youth: 732ndMost Armed: 780thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 794th
The State of
Father Knows Best State
Science, Culture, Paix
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Ghedeland

Population7.282 billion

CapitalKantora
LeaderSupreme Leader Taeko Van Pels
FaithVoodoo

CurrencySamedi Franc
AnimalBlack Faced Seagull

The State of Ghedeland is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Supreme Leader Taeko Van Pels with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 7.282 billion Ghedelandais are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kantora. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 92.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Ghedelandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,509 trillion Samedi Francs a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 344,642 Samedi Francs, with the richest citizens earning 9.7 times as much as the poorest.

A handful of megacorporations own every "craft brewery" in the nation, medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law, and the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Ghedeland's national animal is the Black Faced Seagull, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Voodoo.

Ghedeland is ranked 258,157th in the world and 225th in Commonwealth of Liberty for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.41 bananas ingested per day.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 732ndMost Armed: 780thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 794thHighest Crime Rates: 878thLargest Retail Industry: 928thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,102ndLargest Black Market: 1,150thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,318thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,331stLargest Gambling Industry: 1,525thHighest Average Incomes: 1,539thMost Cultured: 1,706thRudest Citizens: 1,803rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,889thMost Efficient Economies: 2,079thMost Inclusive: 2,116thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,230thHighest Food Quality: 2,495thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,830thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,016thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,091stMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,190thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,581stSmartest Citizens: 4,373rdFattest Citizens: 4,441stMost Influential: 4,839thLargest Governments: 5,939thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,996thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,713thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,178thMost Patriotic: 7,226thHighest Economic Output: 7,237thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,372ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,269thMost Secular: 10,192ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,859thMost Developed: 11,900thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,563rdTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,009thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,840thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,167th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionMost Patriotic: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionNudest: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ghedeland, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghedeland, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghedeland, medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghedeland, a handful of megacorporations own every "craft brewery" in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghedeland, patriotic parents remind their children to drink plenty of water.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghedeland, phenotypic plasticity is a struggle for sealife in polluted waters.
  • : Ghedeland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Haku".
  • : Following new legislation in Ghedeland, families must live in a village for a century before they get any say in how it runs.
  • : Ghedeland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghedeland, school lockers are filled with fancy underwear.

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