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Safest: 7,893rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,973rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,360th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The Peace You Seek.
Influence
Newcomer
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Gormwood

Population2.746 billion

CapitalNova Gorma
LeaderPresident Silva

CurrencyPiece
AnimalChimaera

The Republic of Gormwood is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Silva with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 2.746 billion Gormwoodians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Gorma. The average income tax rate is 67.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Gormwoodian economy, worth 193 trillion Pieces a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 70,314 Pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, recorded music can be rented but not bought from record companies, and battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gormwood's national animal is the Chimaera, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gormwood is ranked 31,619th in the world and 1,575th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 84.22 Years.

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Safest: 7,893rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,973rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,360thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,178thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 10,690thMost Pacifist: 10,856thNicest Citizens: 11,437thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,781stMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,976thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,742ndMost Inclusive: 15,210thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,670thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,768thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,892ndMost Rebellious Youth: 19,096thMost Cultured: 19,919th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 362nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 370th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 415th in the regionSafest: 422nd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 532nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 599th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 607th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 613th in the regionNicest Citizens: 628th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 649th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 730th in the regionMost Average: 786th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 847th in the regionMost Inclusive: 855th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 901st in the regionMost Cultured: 950th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 958th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 958th in the regionMost Stationary: 1,017th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gormwood, battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out.
  • : Following new legislation in Gormwood, recorded music can be rented but not bought from record companies.
  • : Following new legislation in Gormwood, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year.
  • : Gormwood was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Gormwood, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.
  • : Following new legislation in Gormwood, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Gormwood, streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all.
  • : Following new legislation in Gormwood, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Gormwood, prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present.
  • : Gormwood was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.

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