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Most Influential: 471st Largest Publishing Industry: 1,265th Most Stationary: 1,285th
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, socially progressive nation, ruled by HRH the Grande Duke David II with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, deadly medical pandemics, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 15.254 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Giscuambourg. The average income tax rate is 46.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient giscuam economy, worth a remarkable 2,289 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 150,119 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 171,897th in the world and 204th in Gay for Most Devout, with 4.95 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 471stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,265thMost Stationary: 1,285thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,110thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,760thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,206thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,296thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,477thHighest Economic Output: 3,514thSmartest Citizens: 4,208thNicest Citizens: 4,297thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,450thMost Cultured: 4,790thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,331stMost Developed: 5,666thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,957thLargest Populations: 6,333rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,744thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,226thMost Secular: 7,236thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,849thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 9,654thHighest Average Incomes: 11,197thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,431stLongest Average Lifespans: 11,783rdHighest Poor Incomes: 12,150thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,372ndLowest Crime Rates: 13,907thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,456th
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Most Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 20th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 24th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25th in the region

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