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Largest Populations: 9,207thMost Stationary: 13,813thMost Income Equality: 22,566th
The Old Hippie of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name.
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Grand Elder Guru

Population18.613 billion

CurrencyGanja
AnimalWhite Rabbit

The Old Hippie of Grand Elder Guru is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 18.613 billion Grand Elder Guruans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Public Transport. The average income tax rate is 72.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Grand Elder Guruan economy, worth 375 trillion Ganjas a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 20,166 Ganjas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, Grand Elder Guru's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, and cars are banned. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grand Elder Guru's national animal is the White Rabbit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Grand Elder Guru is ranked 51,660th in the world and 2nd in The Hippiedom for Highest Economic Output, with 375 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Populations: 9,207thTop
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Most Stationary: 13,813thMost Income Equality: 22,566th

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  • : Grand Elder Guru was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Grand Elder Guru was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Grand Elder Guru was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Grand Elder Guru was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Grand Elder Guru was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Grand Elder Guru was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Grand Elder Guru was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Grand Elder Guru was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Grand Elder Guru was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Grand Elder Guru was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.

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