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Most Valuable International Artwork: 868thMost Patriotic: 1,297thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,454th
The OMG it's the nation of
Psychotic Dictatorship
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Gladio
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Gladio II

Population18.948 billion

CapitalGladion
LeaderGladio
FaithGladion

CurrencyGold
AnimalLynx

The OMG it's the nation of Gladio II is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Gladio with an iron fist, and renowned for its enslaved workforce, daily referendums, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.948 billion Gladiators are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gladion. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 71.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Gladiator economy, worth a remarkable 3,190 trillion Golds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 168,387 Golds, with the richest citizens earning 6.0 times as much as the poorest.

Nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories", glamping Gladiators won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, and weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gladio II's national animal is the Lynx, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Gladion.

Gladio II is ranked 12,765th in the world and 1,360th in The North Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 4,015 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 868thMost Patriotic: 1,297thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,454thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,519thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,198thHighest Economic Output: 5,329thMost Devout: 5,636thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,692ndLargest Black Market: 5,833rdHealthiest Citizens: 7,148thMost Stationary: 7,462ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,887thLowest Crime Rates: 9,384thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,759thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,993rdBest Weather: 10,624thMost Developed: 11,433rdLargest Publishing Industry: 11,644thHighest Average Incomes: 11,767thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,328thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,517thMost Influential: 12,765thLargest Populations: 13,113thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 14,209thMost Efficient Economies: 14,292ndLargest Governments: 15,226thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,295thSmartest Citizens: 16,406thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,302ndMost Beautiful Environments: 20,445thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,340thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,459thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24,845thMost Advanced Public Education: 25,059th
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Most Patriotic: 60th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 78th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 107th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 146th in the regionMost Stationary: 147th in the regionLargest Black Market: 156th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 164th in the regionMost Devout: 172nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 175th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 203rd in the regionLargest Populations: 235th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 283rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 300th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 380th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 419th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 468th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 501st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 538th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 556th in the regionBest Weather: 569th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 594th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 647th in the regionMost Developed: 657th in the regionLargest Governments: 765th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 775th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 777th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 816th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 869th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 946th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,024th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1,134th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gladio II, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law.
  • : Following new legislation in Gladio II, glamping Gladiators won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Gladio II, interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories".
  • : Following new legislation in Gladio II, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in Gladio II, many friends and relatives of Gladio have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.
  • : Following new legislation in Gladio II, atheists on vacation find Gladion's scriptures make useful doorstops.
  • : Following new legislation in Gladio II, legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Gladio II, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Following new legislation in Gladio II, military barracks resemble five-star hotels.
  • : Following new legislation in Gladio II, morale within the seismologist community has hit rock bottom.

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