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Most Politically Free: 8,189th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,633rd Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,963rd
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Gramophone VI

Population526 million

CurrencyVinyl
AnimalVictrola

The Federation of Gramophone VI is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 526 million Gramophonics hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Defense, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Environment isn't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 31.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Gramophonic economy, worth 39.8 trillion Vinyls 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, 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 75,725 Vinyls, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings", and most pop videos prominently feature the Gramophonic flag. Crime is totally unknown. Gramophone VI's national animal is the Victrola, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Gramophone VI is ranked 36,561st in the world and 5th in Last Flight for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 698.63 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Politically Free: 8,189thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,633rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,963rdFattest Citizens: 11,577thRudest Citizens: 12,140thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,634th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Income Equality: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th in the regionMost Politically Free: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VI, most pop videos prominently feature the Gramophonic flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VI, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings".
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VI, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VI, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VI, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VI, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VI, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VI, cheering flag-waving citizens don't like to think too hard about politics.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VI, sections of the police receive paramilitary training.
  • : Following new legislation in Gramophone VI, students consistently complain that the wi-fi ate their homework.

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