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The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Socialists
Bąsaichidh sinn ro riaghladh cčin.
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Rare

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Gowan

Population168 million

Currencypict
Animalmountain hare

The Kingdom of Gowan is a very large, safe nation, renowned for its public floggings and compulsory military service. The compassionate, cynical population of 168 million Gownishes are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 29.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Gowanian economy, worth 7.67 trillion picts a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 45,641 picts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation has nearly as many history museums as Gownishes, literally voiceless people are unable to protest when food and water are denied to them, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold, and in musicals everybody's a little bit racist. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gowan's national animal is the mountain hare, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gowan is ranked 198,410th in the world and 6th in The Exarchal Republic for Highest Economic Output, with 7.67 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gowan lodged a message on the The Exarchal Republic Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Gowan, in musicals everybody's a little bit racist.
  • : Following new legislation in Gowan, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold.
  • : Following new legislation in Gowan, literally voiceless people are unable to protest when food and water are denied to them.
  • : Following new legislation in Gowan, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Gownishes.
  • : Gowan voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Deadeye Jack".
  • : Gowan voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom of dress".
  • : Following new legislation in Gowan, the nation leads The Exarchal Republic for unlikely accidents and truffle consumption.
  • : Following new legislation in Gowan, more and more students are taking up a career in medicine.
  • : Following new legislation in Gowan, cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors.

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