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Most Secular: 969th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,015th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,051st
The Sovereign Yellow Union of
Democratic Socialists
Inter Cives!
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Gorbastan

Population1.891 billion

CapitalHeathington
LeaderAndrea Heathens
FaithMardi

CurrencyCredit
AnimalDeer

The Sovereign Yellow Union of Gorbastan is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Andrea Heathens with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, strictly enforced bedtime, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 1.891 billion Gorbastanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heathington. The average income tax rate is 94.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Gorbastani economy, worth 407 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 215,712 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism, power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun, and foreign lack of enthusiasm for Gorbastani nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gorbastan's national animal is the Deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Mardi.

Gorbastan is ranked 5,994th in the world and 133rd in The East Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 9,724.46 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Secular: 969thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,015thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,051stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,103rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,250thMost Influential: 1,553rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,625thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,863rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,883rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,083rdLargest Governments: 4,384thHighest Average Incomes: 4,466thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,060thLargest Black Market: 5,405thMost Avoided: 5,493rdLargest Mining Sector: 5,994thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,731stLowest Crime Rates: 6,889thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,193rdMost Subsidized Industry: 8,420thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,549thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 8,691stLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,807thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,311thMost Inclusive: 10,441stMost Efficient Economies: 10,523rdMost Income Equality: 12,874thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,137th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 56th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 63rd in the regionMost Influential: 74th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 85th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 92nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 96th in the regionLargest Governments: 97th in the regionLargest Black Market: 97th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 104th in the regionMost Avoided: 110th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 167th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 170th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 190th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 191st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 217th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 231st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 239th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 267th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 272nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 322nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 326th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 459th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 532nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 604th in the regionMost Income Equality: 641st in the regionMost Stationary: 687th in the regionMost Developed: 699th in the regionMost Cultured: 705th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 721st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 146 » Republic of Monarchists, H-Zhena, A Slanted Black Stripe, Fraxhemark, Riveraland, Aelitia, Am Echad, Socialist Holy American Empire, Wiranath, Brotherland, Qui sequuntur somnia, Fedele, Aden Dimities, Ver Norge, The Sacred Whale, Telmarine, Galve, Dronida, Izonno, Ravendi, Peatiktist, Headpat Central, Bachtendekuppen, Todd McCloud, Dreshand, Splena, Dark Edgyness, Arkhadimia, British Calradia, United China Nation, New Birblands, Aeneas Prime, Shinnokawa, Dreamersistan, Hizuru, Broengtopia, Squid Ruinosa, Bons Boofer, The Happian Union, Midwestern States of USA, Arkantis, Tim Stark, Birdbow, Eagas, Axdel, Endertopias, Peoples United Republic of Exumis, Thyaclinia, New Taranaki, Pulmonaria, and 96 others.Roissyland, Terrabis-Seran, Merlovich, Enlil, Republic of Berzerkistan, Davelands, The Holy Empire of Moronica, The Anarchy Republic of Slaanesh, United Edwards, Ridann, Lejon Stad, Marrico, Neruch, Shantan, VW53Aland, Dragonia, The New Wisconsin Empire, Asendavia, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Kelsyth, Osterreich und Ungarn, Pakitsk, ARSTROSTSKA, Avalon Ascendancy, Harro Waarudho, Imperial Akatsuki, Kublam, Adavan, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Agonya, Kampf Empire, Tshana, Federated States of Zootron, Floofle Poofs, Tuvaltastan, Slui, Kagorg Bra Corna, Shavara, Lorynia, Terren, Drunken Seal Islands, Eclonia, United-kingdom of Britannia, Curupiri, Ellsonian Dominion, Amanthaya, Southern Yugoslavia, Solarfall, Greater New Islew, Norgsveldet, New Leganes, The New Papacy of Rome and the Spanish, Froplondia, Morkuldin, Illen Falis, Taurora, Solestia, Danesopia, Kelssek, Acnor, Sufjan Stevens Fans, Verketa, Eastern Hyront Scasssen, Amjedia, Xobalon, Slys Paws, Lyontisia, Lundree Nikia Islands, Attelooch, Veron, Bullpups, Baumdahl, Blobbo, Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich, Perpetuam, The Angel of Charity, Sicilla, Germansberg, Bytes, Indrapore, Iclozel, Danelaw Scandinavia, Khurn Empire, Libertanny, BearStackof2015, Markix, Kangarawa, Janoobi Jazair, Arberinopolis, Novagalia, TheRuthenians, Akorial, Nova-Columbia, Just Vale 2, and The United Asian Republics.

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