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Rudest Citizens: 453rd Most Scientifically Advanced: 568th Largest Information Technology Sector: 766th
The United Kingdom of
Corporate Bordello
Unity for Freedom
Influence
Ambassador
CLN
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Girania

Population3.042 billion

CapitalFaenor
LeaderJohn Lupinssen VII

CurrencyGear
AnimalTropical wolf

The United Kingdom of Girania is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by John Lupinssen VII with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 3.042 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 government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Faenor. The average income tax rate is 7.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Giranian economy, worth 882 trillion Gears a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 290,253 Gears, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Inheritance tax has recently been abolished, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events, clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies, and crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Girania's national animal is the Tropical wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Girania is ranked 60,648th in the world and 42nd in Novo Brasil for Safest, scoring 88.84 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Rudest Citizens: 453rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 568thLargest Information Technology Sector: 766thHighest Disposable Incomes: 862ndLargest Retail Industry: 877thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,588thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,838thSmartest Citizens: 2,016thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,606thMost Cultured: 2,622ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,774thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,028thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,521stMost Developed: 3,784thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,627thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,976thMost Influential: 5,032ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,112thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,764thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,822ndMost Inclusive: 5,871stLargest Governments: 7,796thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 8,548thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,983rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,057thMost Secular: 9,072ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,318thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,895thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,279thLargest Mining Sector: 10,287thHighest Drug Use: 11,487thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,372ndLongest Average Lifespans: 13,451stHighest Economic Output: 14,219thLargest Insurance Industry: 14,345thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,919thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,679th
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Rudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Girania, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, inheritance tax has recently been abolished.
  • : Girania was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • : Girania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, supermarket milk is a shear-thickening fluid that can stop small-caliber bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, drive-by spoilers are an increasingly common crime.
  • : Following new legislation in Girania, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods.

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