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Largest Welfare Programs: 12,481stLargest Retail Industry: 13,787thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,054th
The Imperial Democratic State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Field Artillery leads the way
John L Howitzer II
Influence
Enforcer
WA Delegate
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Some

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Gran Howitzer

Population1.67 billion

CapitalMount Howitzer
LeaderJohn L Howitzer II
FaithArtillery

CurrencyBitcoin
AnimalTiger

The Imperial Democratic State of Gran Howitzer is a massive, safe nation, ruled by John L Howitzer II with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and public floggings. The hard-nosed population of 1.67 billion Gran Howitzerians 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 Healthcare, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mount Howitzer. The average income tax rate is 67.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Gran Howitzerian economy, worth 173 trillion Bitcoins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 104,061 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps", museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin, and it's a long jump to get onto the housing ladder. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gran Howitzer's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Artillery.

Gran Howitzer is ranked 147,427th in the world and 13th in Hive for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 329.46 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 13,787thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,054thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,474thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,864thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,399thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,385thMost Cultured: 24,062ndLongest Average Lifespans: 24,750th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gran Howitzer's influence in Hive rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Gran Howitzer's influence in Hive fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Gran Howitzer was endorsed by The Commonwealth of BusJesus.
  • : Gran Howitzer's influence in Hive rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Following new legislation in Gran Howitzer, it's a long jump to get onto the housing ladder.
  • : Following new legislation in Gran Howitzer, museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin.
  • : Following new legislation in Gran Howitzer, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps".
  • : Following new legislation in Gran Howitzer, money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them.
  • : Following new legislation in Gran Howitzer, worried-looking neonatal nurses are being deployed in place of SWAT teams during dangerous drug busts.
  • : Gran Howitzer voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Free, Open Source Software Use".

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