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Most Primitive: 598thMost Devout: 5,446thMost Pacifist: 8,397th
The Peonies and Marigolds of
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Population1.364 billion

CapitalUtaka Angarika and Saint Chamel

CurrencyBartering Trade
Animalall life

The Peonies and Marigolds of Gonggong is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Podi with a fair hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, lack of airports, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.364 billion Gongs are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Utaka Angarika and Saint Chamel. The average income tax rate is 49.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Gong economy, worth 38.7 trillion Bartering Trades a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Soda Sales, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 28,389 Bartering Trades, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Gongs submit requests for a date in writing with an enclosed RSVP card, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, there's more hugging than talking in most talk shows, and the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gonggong's national animal is the all life, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Gonggong.

Gonggong is ranked 38,865th in the world and 294th in 10000 Islands for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 4,086.57 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Primitive: 598thTop
Most Devout: 5,446thMost Pacifist: 8,397thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,960thTop
Nicest Citizens: 14,557thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,790thSafest: 16,601stLargest Welfare Programs: 21,530thMost Inclusive: 22,180thMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,683rdBest Weather: 24,116thMost Politically Free: 25,323rd
Most Primitive: 10th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 65th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 100th in the regionMost Pacifist: 178th in the region

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