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Graalstone

Population13.677 billion

CapitalGraalborg
LeaderHM King Mastino VII

CurrencyLirae
Animalmastiff

The Fabulous Kingdom of Graalstone is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by HM King Mastino VII with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 13.677 billion Graalstoneans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Graalborg. The average income tax rate is 89.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Graalstonean economy, worth a remarkable 1,545 trillion Liraes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 112,977 Liraes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Construction workers evacuate work sites after finding sharp rocks on the ground, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, most citizens in Graalstone are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government, and asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Graalstone's national animal is the mastiff, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Graalstone is ranked 204,498th in the world and 32nd in Mediterranean for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.55 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Governments: 12,438thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,929thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,971stHighest Poor Incomes: 14,606thMost Efficient Economies: 14,979thMost Pacifist: 15,399thMost Secular: 15,758thMost Stationary: 16,414thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,827thLowest Crime Rates: 17,058thNicest Citizens: 19,338thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,664thLargest Populations: 19,766th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the region

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