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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,317thMost Devout: 3,071stMost Influential: 3,769th
The Christian States of
Democratic Socialists
Domine dirige nos
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / President
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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Gideon

Population3.956 billion

CapitalJerubbaal
LeaderArchbishop Gabriel VII
FaithChristianity

CurrencyShekel
AnimalLamb

The Christian States of Gideon is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Archbishop Gabriel VII with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, zero percent divorce rate, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 3.956 billion Gidonians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jerubbaal. The average income tax rate is 71.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Gideonian economy, worth 257 trillion Shekels a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 65,148 Shekels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Civic leaders eagerly encourage sinners to spend more time on their knees, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes, veterans' meet-ups involve a lot of tail sniffing, and evasive politicians don't fail to strongly commit to not committing to a course of non-inaction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gideon's national animal is the Lamb, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Gideon is ranked 224,110th in the world and 89th in Union of Christian Nations for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 70,525 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Devout: 3,071stMost Influential: 3,769thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,922ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,055thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,744thNicest Citizens: 14,036thMost Pacifist: 14,603rdTop
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Best Weather: 15,901stMost Income Equality: 15,914thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,906thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,701stMost Beautiful Environments: 19,218thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,702ndLowest Crime Rates: 23,943rdMost Cultured: 24,677thLongest Average Lifespans: 25,604thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,609thSafest: 26,008thHighest Food Quality: 26,869thHealthiest Citizens: 29,312th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the region

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