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Most Primitive: 645thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,701stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,792nd
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Gifftan

Population1.441 billion

CapitalCaerwydn
LeaderKing Eric

Currencypound
Animalcurlew

The Kingdom of Gifftan is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Eric with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, avowedly heterosexual populace, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 1.441 billion Gifftanians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caerwydn. The average income tax rate is 63.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Gifftanian economy, worth 133 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 92,602 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days, Gifftanian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, and the nation grinds to a halt on the anniversary of every marginally noteworthy event. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gifftan's national animal is the curlew, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gifftan is ranked 42,865th in the world and 11th in Greater Olympus for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 62.99 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Primitive: 645thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,701stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,792ndMost Devout: 5,835thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,122ndLargest Mining Sector: 8,729thTop
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Most Cultured: 11,821stMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,368thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,538th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gifftan, the nation grinds to a halt on the anniversary of every marginally noteworthy event.
  • : Following new legislation in Gifftan, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Following new legislation in Gifftan, Gifftanian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Gifftan, veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days.
  • : Following new legislation in Gifftan, the sidewalk is used as an overtaking lane by city drivers.
  • : Following new legislation in Gifftan, tourists are duped into trimming hedges for the horsy-set.
  • : Following new legislation in Gifftan, dentists routinely perform open heart surgery.
  • : Gifftan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Gifftan, the nation's massive battleships are often mistaken for islands.
  • : Following new legislation in Gifftan, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.

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