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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 88thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 980thHighest Crime Rates: 1,342nd
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Grandfather Clock

Population5.087 billion

CapitalClockworks Central
LeaderGrand Clocksmith


The Love you all 💖 of Grandfather Clock is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Grand Clocksmith with an even hand, and remarkable for its disturbing lack of elderly people, enslaved workforce, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 5.087 billion Grandfather Clocks are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic government is dominated by the Department of Industry, with Public Transport, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Welfare and Education are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Clockworks Central. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.8%.

The frighteningly efficient a Grandfather Clock economy, worth 414 trillion verges a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Trout Farming, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 81,532 verges, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 660,353 per year while the poor average 2,244, a ratio of 294 to 1.

Footballers are doing aerobics in the sauna to build their hot weather endurance, the elderly are killed softly with a song, religious figures have been banned from public holidays to make them more multicultural, and female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Grandfather Clock's national animal is the pendulum, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is punctuality.

Grandfather Clock is ranked 150,534th in the world and 624th in Europeia for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 367.54 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 88thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 980thHighest Crime Rates: 1,342ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,579thMost Avoided: 2,181stTop
Most Primitive: 3,175thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,718thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,949thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,294thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,574thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,633rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,189thBest Weather: 12,100thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,229thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 13,789thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,171stLargest Black Market: 15,319thMost Conservative: 18,540thMost Efficient Economies: 20,872nd
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionTop
Most Primitive: 11th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 39th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 43rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 43rd in the regionMost Conservative: 50th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 75th in the regionMost Armed: 75th in the regionRudest Citizens: 80th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 87th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 96th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 100th in the region

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