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Rudest Citizens: 2,176thLargest Retail Industry: 2,736thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,852nd
The White Winter Queendom of
Capitalist Paradise
By The People For The People
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Graintfjall

Population4.288 billion

CapitalHáttmark
LeaderQueen Júlíana
FaithCatholicism

Currencykróna
Animalwolf

The White Winter Queendom of Graintfjall is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Júlíana with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 4.288 billion Grćntfjallers are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Háttmark. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Grćntfjaller economy, worth 756 trillion krónas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 176,328 krónas, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 759,423 per year while the poor average 26,122, a ratio of 29.1 to 1.

The government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, mandatory daycare is provided by the government, and unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Graintfjall's national animal is the wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Graintfjall is ranked 150,326th in the world and 67th in Rushmore for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -3 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 2,176thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,736thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,852ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,373rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,135thFattest Citizens: 4,272ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,107thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,522ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,059thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,542ndLargest Mining Sector: 9,218thMost Efficient Economies: 9,321stMost Cultured: 9,680thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,014thHighest Average Incomes: 10,238thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,279thMost Armed: 12,815thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14,041stSmartest Citizens: 14,460thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,994thMost Corrupt Governments: 22,350thLargest Black Market: 22,628thMost Secular: 22,749thMost Developed: 22,752ndMost Influential: 25,769th
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Rudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Patriotic: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Graintfjall was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Graintfjall, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Graintfjall, mandatory daycare is provided by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Graintfjall, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
  • : Following new legislation in Graintfjall, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in Graintfjall, prank shows are so hot right now.
  • : Following new legislation in Graintfjall, the wealthiest parts of the country receive the most government spending.
  • : Graintfjall lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
  • : Graintfjall was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Graintfjall was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.

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