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Gig em Aggies

Population18.612 billion

CapitalReveille City
LeaderChief Justice D R Pepper


The Galactic Empire of Gig em Aggies is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Chief Justice D R Pepper with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.612 billion Aggies are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reveille City. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Gig em Aggiesian economy, worth a remarkable 7,746 trillion Reveilles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 416,213 Reveilles, with the richest citizens earning 9.3 times as much as the poorest.

Teenagers haven't been seen outdoors since the nation reconnected to the Internet, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, one of the nation's leading exports is empty platitudes, and many rural villagers have never been more than a day's horse-ride from their birthplace. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Gig em Aggies's national animal is the Sauroposeidon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Gig em Aggies is ranked 181,019th in the world and 186th in Texas for Safest, scoring 3.56 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Largest Black Market: 93rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 112thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 161stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 227thMost Subsidized Industry: 345thMost Corrupt Governments: 391stHighest Average Incomes: 403rdMost Efficient Economies: 474thHighest Economic Output: 477thLowest Crime Rates: 775thMost Beautiful Environments: 821stLargest Agricultural Sector: 851stLargest Governments: 905thMost Stationary: 949thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,001stMost Influential: 1,106thBest Weather: 1,148thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,160thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,306thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,485thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,527thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,984thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,122ndMost Devout: 2,188thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,230thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,453rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,580thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,818thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,986thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,821stLargest Insurance Industry: 4,173rdLargest Populations: 4,648thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,792ndLargest Gambling Industry: 4,845thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,926thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,933rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,460thMost Conservative: 5,693rdSmartest Citizens: 7,441stTop
Largest Retail Industry: 10,873rdRudest Citizens: 11,960thMost Developed: 14,772nd
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gig em Aggies, many rural villagers have never been more than a day's horse-ride from their birthplace.
  • : Gig em Aggies voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Protection of Biomedical Research"".
  • : Following new legislation in Gig em Aggies, one of the nation's leading exports is empty platitudes.
  • : Gig em Aggies lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Gig em Aggies, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Gig em Aggies was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Gig em Aggies, teenagers haven't been seen outdoors since the nation reconnected to the Internet.
  • : Gig em Aggies lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Gig em Aggies, the country has unplugged its internet connection to prevent subversive content.
  • : Gig em Aggies voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Promoting Sustainable Timber"".


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