by Max Barry

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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,648thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,123rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,165th
The Chiefdoms of
New York Times Democracy
This compact between the tribes of Glanodel
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Population10.393 billion

LeaderUlfrik Arngeirson
FaithGlanish paganism


The Chiefdoms of Glanodel is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Ulfrik Arngeirson with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, ubiquitous missile silos, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 10.393 billion Glens enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Emlabú. The average income tax rate is 70.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Glanish economy, worth a remarkable 1,374 trillion gilders a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 132,248 gilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

There's never a spare chair in the retirement home, the country is rumored to be a Brancalandian puppet state, recreational drug businesses are regularly pruned if they grow above the maximum legal size, and modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes. Crime is totally unknown. Glanodel's national animal is the gyrfalcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Glanish paganism.

Glanodel is ranked 95,558th in the world and 3,624th in Lazarus for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 1,783.11 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Largest Publishing Industry: 2,648thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,123rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,165thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,624thNicest Citizens: 5,585thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,738thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,087thMost Cultured: 7,549thMost Inclusive: 7,842ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,675thMost Developed: 8,835thSmartest Citizens: 9,006thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,603rdMost Beautiful Environments: 10,529thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,617thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,831stTop
Best Weather: 11,709thHighest Economic Output: 12,056thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,528thMost Pacifist: 12,555thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,894thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,557thHealthiest Citizens: 14,758thMost Secular: 16,331stLargest Governments: 17,643rdHighest Average Incomes: 18,364thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,798thSafest: 19,497thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19,915thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,474th
Largest Publishing Industry: 123rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 200th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 205th in the regionNicest Citizens: 250th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 251st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 272nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 306th in the regionMost Inclusive: 386th in the regionMost Cultured: 410th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 458th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 473rd in the regionMost Developed: 477th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 539th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 547th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 560th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 579th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 605th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 610th in the regionBest Weather: 621st in the regionMost Pacifist: 649th in the regionNudest: 652nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 701st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 714th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 777th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 847th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Glanodel's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Glanodel altered its national flag.
  • : Glanodel altered its national flag.
  • : Glanodel was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Glanodel ceased to exist in The Story of Civilization.
  • : Glanodel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Glanodel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Glanodel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Glanodel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Glanodel's influence in The Story of Civilization rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".


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