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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,706thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,964thNicest Citizens: 6,148th
The Protectorate of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Tomorrow for me, today for Girelna
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Rare

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Girelna

Population582 million

CapitalLords Port

CurrencySilvermark
AnimalPangolin

The Protectorate of Girelna is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, complete lack of prisons, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cynical population of 582 million Girelnans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lords Port. The average income tax rate is 79.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Girel economy, worth 51.2 trillion Silvermarks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is 88,019 Silvermarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Posters on 'Girel Values' advise against being proud of Girelna, the government now pays the "Really Awesome Super Heroes" (RASH) to catch evildoers, gay couples have to travel to Brancaland to find a church that will actually let them wed, and arms manufacturers and mild-mannered journalists have been outed as superheroes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Girelna's national animal is the Pangolin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Girelna is ranked 8,101st in the world and 82nd in Forest for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 5,225.36 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,706thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,964thNicest Citizens: 6,148thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,160thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,101stMost Inclusive: 8,243rdBest Weather: 9,160thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,054thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,220thHealthiest Citizens: 10,277thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,419thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,525thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,917thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,014thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,373rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,453rdMost Beautiful Environments: 12,614thMost Pacifist: 12,616thMost Influential: 13,489thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,318thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,139thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,700thMost Cultured: 17,079thLowest Crime Rates: 18,352ndSmartest Citizens: 18,529thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,391st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Girelna, arms manufacturers and mild-mannered journalists have been outed as superheroes.
  • : Following new legislation in Girelna, gay couples have to travel to Brancaland to find a church that will actually let them wed.
  • : Following new legislation in Girelna, the government now pays the "Really Awesome Super Heroes" (RASH) to catch evildoers.
  • : Girelna was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Highest Foreign Aid Spending and the Top 10% for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Girelna voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Following new legislation in Girelna, posters on 'Girel Values' advise against being proud of Girelna.
  • : Following new legislation in Girelna, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Girelna, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : Girelna voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".
  • : Following new legislation in Girelna, restaurateurs put a lot of effort into persuading customers to accept wafer-thin mints.

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