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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,625thMost Secular: 1,690thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,799th
The Vogelreich of
Corporate Police State
What's good for the gander is good for the goose
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Goose Step

Population2.454 billion

CapitalGeflügelstadt
LeaderPfalzgraf Gössel Gänsefuß
FaithCult of Personality

Currencyansermark
AnimalSteppengoose

The Vogelreich of Goose Step is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Pfalzgraf Gössel Gänsefuß with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.454 billion Goose Steppers are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Geflügelstadt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 64.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Goose Stepping economy, worth 360 trillion ansermarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 146,954 ansermarks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 597,039 per year while the poor average 24,045, a ratio of 24.8 to 1.

Women earn less than half the salary of men if they can even find a job, AIs make up a majority of the long-term warehouse population, people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations, and nocturnal light pollution is mostly blue. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Goose Step's national animal is the Steppengoose and its national religion is Cult of Personality.

Goose Step is ranked 21,271st in the world and 29th in South Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 25.73 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,625thMost Secular: 1,690thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4,799thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,046thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,339thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,213thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,283rdHealthiest Citizens: 10,752ndMost Efficient Economies: 11,414thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12,167thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,266thMost Developed: 13,452ndMost Conservative: 13,873rdLongest Average Lifespans: 14,701stHighest Average Incomes: 14,928thMost Cultured: 17,657thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,351stMost Subsidized Industry: 18,580thLowest Crime Rates: 18,812thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,457thLargest Black Market: 21,100thLargest Governments: 21,271stSmartest Citizens: 21,949thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,642nd
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Goose Step, nocturnal light pollution is mostly blue.
  • : Following new legislation in Goose Step, people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Goose Step, AIs make up a majority of the long-term warehouse population.
  • : Following new legislation in Goose Step, women earn less than half the salary of men if they can even find a job.
  • : Following new legislation in Goose Step, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys.
  • : Goose Step was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Goose Step's influence in South Pacific rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Following new legislation in Goose Step, facial disfigurement is a leading cause of supervillainy.
  • : Following new legislation in Goose Step, 4-year-olds studying for their mathematics exams are anxious that they will be unemployable in adulthood if they fail.
  • : Following new legislation in Goose Step, Goose Stepping scientists are mixing chewing tobacco with bacon flavouring in an attempt to craft the perfect male snack.

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