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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 318thMost Influential: 498thLargest Populations: 4,060th
The Hidden Undergound Lair of
Father Knows Best State
Mood: Purple funk, brains whirling, ready for anything
Influence
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Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Gnomewatchers

Population24.508 billion

CapitalGnomeria
LeaderGnomad

Currencycrown
Animalgarden gnome

The Hidden Undergound Lair of Gnomewatchers is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Gnomad with an iron fist, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, pith helmet sales, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 24.508 billion Gnomes 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gnomeria. The average income tax rate is 80.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Gnomeian economy, worth a remarkable 2,502 trillion crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 102,124 crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

A fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion, selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper, and warfare increasingly resembles a video game. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gnomewatchers's national animal is the garden gnome, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Gnomewatchers is ranked 11,430th in the world and 524th in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 1,700.17 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 318thMost Influential: 498thTop
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Largest Populations: 4,060thLargest Black Market: 4,419thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,212thHighest Economic Output: 5,840thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,282ndMost Secular: 6,843rdMost Armed: 6,879thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,577thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,038thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,243rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,349thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,652ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,430thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 12,286thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,892ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,857thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,184thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,869thMost Efficient Economies: 18,367thMost Developed: 19,058thLowest Crime Rates: 19,812thMost Cultured: 19,911thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,922ndLargest Governments: 21,551stHighest Poor Incomes: 22,585th
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Largest Populations: 47th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 162nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 171st in the regionLargest Black Market: 187th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 212th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 242nd in the regionMost Armed: 250th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 298th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 315th in the regionMost Secular: 379th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 453rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 473rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 508th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 524th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 556th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 674th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 753rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 768th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 769th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 892nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 902nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 996th in the regionMost Cultured: 999th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,010th in the regionMost Developed: 1,042nd in the regionLargest Governments: 1,058th in the region

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