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Least Corrupt Governments: 12,207thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,842nd
The Empire Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Liberty or Death!
Influence
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Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
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Gierling

Population2.527 billion

CapitalCorrinth
LeaderThegn Hosea Lancaster
FaithNew Avalon Catholic Church

Currencydollar
Animallion

The Empire Commonwealth of Gierling is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Thegn Hosea Lancaster with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service and absence of drug laws. The devout population of 2.527 billion Gierlingites have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Corrinth. The average income tax rate is 27.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Gierlese economy, worth 140 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 55,752 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Lifeguards are more concerned with watching for sharks than struggling swimmers, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Gierlese language, and the entire entry for Gierling in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gierling's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is New Avalon Catholic Church.

Gierling is ranked 190,925th in the world and 26th in Taijitu for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -7.35 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 12,207thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,842nd
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Most Average: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gierling was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Gierling, the entire entry for Gierling in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Gierling, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Gierlese language.
  • : Following new legislation in Gierling, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Gierling, lifeguards are more concerned with watching for sharks than struggling swimmers.
  • : Following new legislation in Gierling, the nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents.
  • : Following new legislation in Gierling, roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it.
  • : Following new legislation in Gierling, the nation's forests are full of treasure hunters in military-grade survival gear.
  • : Following new legislation in Gierling, Thegn Hosea Lancaster's personal home is one of Taijitu's most notorious party destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Gierling, sweet-toothed Gierlingites have been left penniless by the VAT on candy.

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