by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 616thMost Influential: 3,178thNudest: 4,794th
The Republic of
Authoritarian Democracy
Pride and Industry
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population1.305 billion

LeaderOliver Blue
FaithFreedom Christianity


The Republic of Gildenshtuck is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Oliver Blue with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and national health service. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.305 billion Gildenshtuckians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of amora. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 88.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Gildenshtuckian economy, worth 178 trillion gildens a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 136,544 gildens, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

The ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels, schoolboys trained in chivalry are encouraged to duel other boys for a maiden's hand, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, and the banshee wail foretells skies of death. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gildenshtuck's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Freedom Christianity.

Gildenshtuck is ranked 14,824th in the world and 775th in The North Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 74.73 quips per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 616thTop
Most Influential: 3,178thNudest: 4,794thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,072ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,434thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,461stMost Developed: 10,707thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,979thBest Weather: 11,218thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,248thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,448thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,551stLargest Governments: 11,683rdLowest Crime Rates: 11,934thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,991stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,206thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,207thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,274thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,446thHealthiest Citizens: 12,470thMost Cultured: 12,772ndTop
Smartest Citizens: 14,824thHighest Food Quality: 15,009thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,742ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,992ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,022ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,162ndMost Efficient Economies: 19,166thHighest Average Incomes: 19,248thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,871stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,239thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,011thMost Inclusive: 22,074thMost Patriotic: 24,086th
Nudest: 151st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 329th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 346th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 383rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 395th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 504th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 518th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 526th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 534th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 604th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 607th in the regionLargest Governments: 610th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 621st in the regionMost Developed: 622nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 625th in the regionBest Weather: 632nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 640th in the regionMost Cultured: 650th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 662nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 684th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 718th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 725th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 775th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 776th in the regionMost Influential: 803rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 815th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 822nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 828th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 830th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 831st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 839th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 851st in the regionMost Patriotic: 855th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 985th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,030th in the regionMost Devout: 1,049th in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,172nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,333rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gildenshtuck, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.
  • : Following new legislation in Gildenshtuck, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.
  • : Following new legislation in Gildenshtuck, schoolboys trained in chivalry are encouraged to duel other boys for a maiden's hand.
  • : Following new legislation in Gildenshtuck, the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels.
  • : Following new legislation in Gildenshtuck, politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities.
  • : Gildenshtuck voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Confederacy of Layem"".
  • : Gildenshtuck lost the endorsement of The Free Land of Libertarianists States.
  • : Following new legislation in Gildenshtuck, parents are relieved they no longer need to help with their kids' algebra homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Gildenshtuck, depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years.
  • : Following new legislation in Gildenshtuck, grinning punters say that casino roulette is the greatest high that life has to offer.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 234 » Ardonii, ForestMythal, Aerilia, New Lakemba, Shibutani, Hardscrabble, Lulubellia, Federation Terra Australis, Ellbonnia, Gorundu, Tachycardia, The Rhein States, Bankowiata, Hippogriffia, Aenglaland, Notyoutopia, Guer Aike, Great Bights Mum, Koda-Land, Simone Republic, Q w e r t y, Corfad, Constantinolia, Varisland, Myrenia, Siwale, Pazair, Hulldom, Yaorozu, Eskeed, Harjad, Card Kingdom, Steampunk Ariel, Kwaj, The Erie Doctrine, Hoppem, Ohiyo, Ayuzhhhhh, Frances Francis the First of France, KAP03land, Loutsland, Dreadton, Imperial Pieserged, Dar es Saalam, Kastonvia, Ethnon, Regallio, North Bratislava, Cobolica, Pallaith, and 184 others.Former English Colony, Kranostav, Loli County, Gurou, Napnap, Bongo Mountain, Hops and Malt, Sinelona, PotatoFarmers, Klodma, SORT, Sojenre, Sunto, Seanat, Wilkshire, Filibustra, Waystar Fujiwara International, Sil Dorsett, Maott, Intion North, Orado, Thought Obliteration, La F, Gragadoia, Travislavania, Plangainer, New Trisone, Hentaigraado, Soviet Terran, Anungu, Altivia, Marmiedon, Chukstik Illahi, Zimmerdachen, Unsophisticate, Fascist Democracy, Jupi Utopia, Dacian Freelands, Free Culture, Gendirt, Western Vapia, Rainengrad, Tyirza, Rising Sakura, Azzarel, Laudesia, Walter Jackson, Dicko, Nationeer, State of Dragoonia, Konolas, The Republic of Maltaland, Bagojo, Vexilia, RdTarigan, Aetulia, Folenz, Valiacorkit, Necromonia, Flurbleland, The Sinclarian Provinces, Anne of Cleves in TNP, AmManies, Holy Oranz, Alice Gardens, Omicron Persei V111, Fatski land, United States of Dictators, Loptous, Verderiesdre, Felpolandia, Randoes, Manticore utopia, Trubirohan, MAACAU, Ramiru, Wooloo Unitedstrtes, Mk Steele, Oannia, Spifftopiania, Drutopia Insomnia, Bapaving, Intelbrazia, Geezy For Life, Enfindania, Socialist Soviet Armenia, Tamarvand, Parpyduckland, Clan Spaniel, Arrivederci, Inspiratus, Galbadiana, The Bureaucratic Territories, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, The Windmilluminati, Leo Islands, Joevala, The Discipled, Marganza, Xagill, David Davidson, New Zenonia, Cartures, Wisconsota, Pradovnia, A Salmon Named Harold, Sannius, Free State Of Wrangler Island, Pasargad, Rinadia, Panterastan, Prevaland, Lemonbiscuits, Dinoium, Quentiam Viventem, Vene Gra, Amerian States, Fratanica, Katuda, Westphalie, Zokk, Dark Druid, Brandenburg-Ansbach, Logovets, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, ExploitNation, The Zheng Dynasty, Pinguioris, Vesuva, Tape, Bardopia, Kormisia, Liberty and Unity, Zupla, Omnistria, Blyskalia, Pinky Queen, TJUN-ia, Laxoimia, Nothing Of Value, Auberean Waves, Unitarian Universalism, Capablanca, Wineclaw, Banaus, Nistriabar, Sakupolis, Lefevrerismo, Piura, Amerislovakia, Zyvetskistaahn, Scroplia, Testnation223, Miyasaka, Praestania, Communist Beijing Must be China, Surb Clant, Kandorith, Amdupe, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Avrram, Diodone, Unshleepd, Sechiole, Heilhum Imperius, FezEmerald, Smib, Ishtimbine, Berke Khan, Alfenheim, Antiyard, Guslantis, Sea Star Islands, Hopenadya, Meadowfields, Twinbrook, Mystiquelle, Yokciq Empire, Liberepublia, 1 very fast endotarter, SteelFists, Sankay, Inferior Impor, and Your Own Medicine.