by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 718thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,296thMost Influential: 1,756th
The Constitutional Monarchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Deus et Democratiam
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population3.338 billion

LeaderKing George VIII
FaithChristian Puritanism


The Constitutional Monarchy of Girvage is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King George VIII with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, triple-decker prams, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, devout population of 3.338 billion Girvageans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winston. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Girvagean economy, worth 464 trillion Pounds a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 139,215 Pounds, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.

Chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom, national park visitors are reporting a rash of poison ivy sightings, boot polish is the favourite lip gloss of entry-level corporate workers, and t-shirts displaying a photo of King George VIII performing the Full-Monty are selling out. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Girvage's national animal is the Turkey, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christian Puritanism.

Girvage is ranked 14,995th in the world and 233rd in Europe for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100.01 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Devout: 718thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,296thMost Influential: 1,756thTop
Safest: 5,271stMost Cultured: 5,598thMost Patriotic: 7,102ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,224thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,580thLowest Crime Rates: 8,591stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,735thMost Primitive: 12,126thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,516thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,809thLargest Mining Sector: 14,334thMost Efficient Economies: 14,995thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,140thLargest Governments: 18,209thHighest Average Incomes: 18,359thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,909thMost Developed: 19,160thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,128thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,186thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23,473rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,075thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25,186thLongest Average Lifespans: 26,056th
Most Devout: 11th in the regionTop
Most Primitive: 39th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 72nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 74th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 77th in the regionMost Patriotic: 81st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 95th in the regionMost Average: 101st in the regionSafest: 101st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 104th in the regionMost Cultured: 115th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Girvage, t-shirts displaying a photo of King George VIII performing the Full-Monty are selling out.
  • : Following new legislation in Girvage, boot polish is the favourite lip gloss of entry-level corporate workers.
  • : Following new legislation in Girvage, national park visitors are reporting a rash of poison ivy sightings.
  • : Following new legislation in Girvage, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Girvage, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Girvage voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Crime Victims' Rights Act".
  • : Girvage was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector and Most Primitive.
  • : Girvage voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Confederacy of Layem"".
  • : Following new legislation in Girvage, teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season.
  • : Following new legislation in Girvage, citizens often ask "what has information technology ever done for us?".


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