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Most Cheerful Citizens: 171st Most Devout: 346th Most Cultured: 396th
The Most Holy and Serene Empire of
New York Times Democracy
Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto
Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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GrandKirche

Population16.847 billion

CapitalSt Mary's Port
LeaderSir Charles Murton
FaithPrimitive Methodism

CurrencyChurch Pound
AnimalMagpie

The Most Holy and Serene Empire of GrandKirche is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Sir Charles Murton with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, daily referendums, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 16.847 billion GrandKircheans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Mary's Port. The average income tax rate is 1.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient GrandKirchean economy, worth a remarkable 3,312 trillion Church Pounds a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 196,643 Church Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims, signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés, and parents who reward their teens' chores with concert tickets are charged with illegal reselling. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. GrandKirche's national animal is the Magpie, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Primitive Methodism.

GrandKirche is ranked 108,675th in the world and 6th in The British Empire for Most Pro-Market, scoring 36.78 on the Rand Index.

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1%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 171stMost Devout: 346thMost Cultured: 396thMost Efficient Economies: 407thLargest Information Technology Sector: 917thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,136thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,510thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,783rdRudest Citizens: 2,355thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,772ndHighest Economic Output: 2,985thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,431stHealthiest Citizens: 3,774thSmartest Citizens: 4,186thNicest Citizens: 4,201stMost Developed: 5,059thHighest Average Incomes: 6,035thSafest: 6,544thMost Inclusive: 6,675thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,742ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,770thLargest Populations: 7,882ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,988thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 9,213thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,217thMost Influential: 10,592ndMost Stationary: 11,374thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,539thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,298thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,862ndMost Subsidized Industry: 14,148thLowest Crime Rates: 14,673rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in GrandKirche, parents who reward their teens' chores with concert tickets are charged with illegal reselling.
  • : Following new legislation in GrandKirche, signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in GrandKirche, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims.
  • : Following new legislation in GrandKirche, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.
  • : Following new legislation in GrandKirche, bargain hunters descend on disaster zones for a quick spot of grocery shopping.
  • : Following new legislation in GrandKirche, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high.
  • : Following new legislation in GrandKirche, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Following new legislation in GrandKirche, ghost regiments exist only on paper.
  • : GrandKirche's influence in The British Empire rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : GrandKirche was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.

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