by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 10,518th Largest Black Market: 12,240th Most Stationary: 13,575th
The Grand Duchy of
Corrupt Dictatorship
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Civil Rights
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Population12.584 billion

LeaderDuke Henryk Pierdcziensky II

AnimalHeimskautalandslag Orm

The Grand Duchy of Glisandia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Duke Henryk Pierdcziensky II with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 12.584 billion Glisandians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rikijdrottin. The average income tax rate is 57.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Glisandian economy, worth 444 trillion Krónas a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Automobile Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 35,325 Krónas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, and record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported. Crime is totally unknown. Glisandia's national animal is the Heimskautalandslag Orm, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Glisandia is ranked 34,788th in the world and 9th in Teremara for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Most Income Equality: 10,518thLargest Black Market: 12,240thMost Stationary: 13,575thLargest Populations: 15,571st

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