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Rudest Citizens: 138th Most Scientifically Advanced: 274th Highest Disposable Incomes: 397th
The Technocracy United Kingdom of
Corporate Bordello
Unity for Freedom
Influence
Auxiliary
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Girania

Population4.542 billion

CapitalFaenor
LeaderJohn Lupinssen VII
FaithAlphanism

CurrencyGear
AnimalTropical Wolf

The Technocracy United Kingdom of Girania is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by John Lupinssen VII with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 4.542 billion Giranians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Faenor. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Giranian economy, worth a remarkable 1,667 trillion Gears a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 367,164 Gears, with the richest citizens earning 9.0 times as much as the poorest.

Soldiers are equipped with multi-million Gear battlesuits, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, students in Girania's schools rarely attend their classes, and foreign leaders with unpaid parking tickets are often refused entry. Crime is almost non-existent. Girania's national animal is the Tropical Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Alphanism.

Girania is ranked 20,415th in the world and 19th in Novo Brasil for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 3,208.14 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 138thMost Scientifically Advanced: 274thHighest Disposable Incomes: 397thLargest Information Technology Sector: 457thLargest Retail Industry: 600thHighest Average Incomes: 741stSmartest Citizens: 773rdMost Armed: 949thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 971stMost Cultured: 1,253rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,401stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,461stTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,819thMost Developed: 1,876thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,888thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,897thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,372ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,823rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,266thMost Influential: 3,420thLargest Governments: 3,468thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,580thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,638thMost Secular: 3,687thMost Inclusive: 4,115thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,288thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,392ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,141stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,553rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,720thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,094thHighest Economic Output: 7,325thMost Efficient Economies: 7,846thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,522ndMost Beautiful Environments: 10,548thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10,953rdLargest Insurance Industry: 11,167thHighest Drug Use: 11,205thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,617thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,670thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,694thLargest Mining Sector: 15,850thLargest Black Market: 16,193rd
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Girania, foreign leaders with unpaid parking tickets are often refused entry.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, students in Girania's schools rarely attend their classes.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Gear battlesuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, the national sporting identity is represented by a talking burger and a singing smartphone.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, gossip magazines are more interested in astrological stars than celebrity ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • : Girania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Girania published "#AlguemPraDefender - Os Heróis de Tellus" (Factbook: Miscellaneous).

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