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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,155th Rudest Citizens: 4,754th Largest Retail Industry: 4,865th
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Girkmand

Population4.242 billion

CapitalGirk
LeaderGerald Webb
FaithSecularism

CurrencyFRG dollar
Animalgecko

The Federal Republic of Girkmand is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Gerald Webb with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 4.242 billion Girkmandians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Girk. The average income tax rate is 48.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Girkmandian economy, worth 549 trillion FRG dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 129,462 FRG dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Young people crowd pizza parlors praying to 'The Supreme Pizza, His Immaculate Munchiness', traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, and therapists dispense hugs for heroin dealers and cuddles for crackheads. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Girkmand's national animal is the gecko, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Secularism.

Girkmand is ranked 112,093rd in the world and 62nd in Eurth for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 8.83 on the Hayek Index.

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Best Weather: 8,165thMost Efficient Economies: 8,235thNudest: 8,471stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,952ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,094thMost Developed: 10,726thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,721stMost Subsidized Industry: 12,385thMost Politically Free: 12,506thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,045thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,086thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,959thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,184thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,213thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,033rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the region

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