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Most Armed: 2,098thMost Secular: 2,451stMost Patriotic: 2,528th
The Armed Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Freedom is the blood of the people
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Gonswanza

Population2.152 billion

CapitalKotun
LeaderLaura Ortiz

CurrencyDonar
AnimalJewel Spider

The Armed Republic of Gonswanza is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Laura Ortiz with an iron fist, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.152 billion Gonswanzans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kotun. The average income tax rate is 76.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Gonswanzan economy, worth 465 trillion Donars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 216,176 Donars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm, the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment, "Laura Ortiz got your tongue?" has become a popular idiom, and vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gonswanza's national animal is the Jewel Spider, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gonswanza is ranked 15,989th in the world and 35th in Conch Kingdom for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 5,815.63 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Armed: 2,098thMost Secular: 2,451stMost Patriotic: 2,528thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,881stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,959thMost Influential: 3,189thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,206thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,829thHighest Average Incomes: 6,052ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,263rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,312thLargest Mining Sector: 8,162ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,460thLargest Governments: 9,037thMost Developed: 9,157thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,660thSmartest Citizens: 10,789thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,646thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,773rdLargest Retail Industry: 12,868thLargest Black Market: 13,634thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 13,900thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,292ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,566thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,694thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,989thHealthiest Citizens: 16,067thHighest Food Quality: 16,891stMost Cultured: 19,199thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,282ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,650thMost Inclusive: 20,539thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,540thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,932ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 25,038thMost Corrupt Governments: 25,158thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25,710th
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Most Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 24th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 30th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 34th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 37th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 56th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 60th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 63rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 64th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gonswanza published "AGL-11: The New Kid In Town" (Account: Military).
  • : Following new legislation in Gonswanza, vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes.
  • : Gonswanza published "FD-07: The Future's On Fire!" (Account: Military).
  • : Following new legislation in Gonswanza, "Laura Ortiz got your tongue?" has become a popular idiom.
  • : Following new legislation in Gonswanza, the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment.
  • : Following new legislation in Gonswanza, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm.
  • : Gonswanza published "ELT-115: Bigger, Badder, Faster, Deadlier" (Account: Military).
  • : Gonswanza was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Gonswanza, newly-peaceful nations are forced to use assault rifles as farming tools due to a lack of funds for purchasing anything else.
  • : Following new legislation in Gonswanza, major cities run on potato batteries.

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