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Most Influential: 477th Most Stationary: 1,237th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,280th
The Grandes' Duchy of
Father Knows Best State
Sumus quod dicimus
Regional Influence
Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Grandes' Duchy of Giscuambourg is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by HRH the Grande Duke David II with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 15.803 billion Giscuams are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Education, with Social Policy, Healthcare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Giscuambourg. The average income tax rate is 49.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient giscuam economy, worth a remarkable 2,342 trillion Giscuam Dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 148,243 Giscuam Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, conspiracy theorists allege Giscuambourg's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols, and urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts. Crime is totally unknown. Giscuambourg's national animal is the Giscuam Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Giscuambourg is ranked 138,208th in the world and 164th in Gay for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.86 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 477thMost Stationary: 1,237thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,280thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,129thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,889thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,141stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,371stHighest Economic Output: 3,515thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,658thSmartest Citizens: 4,313thNicest Citizens: 4,337thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,401stMost Cultured: 4,814thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,079thMost Developed: 5,757thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,825thLargest Populations: 5,944thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,819thMost Secular: 7,031stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,083rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 8,279thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,882ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,229thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,954thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,087thHighest Average Incomes: 11,519thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,152ndLowest Crime Rates: 12,904thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,857thNudest: 14,494th
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Most Influential: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20th in the region

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