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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,593rd Most Ignorant Citizens: 8,911th Most Armed: 10,352nd
The Grand Duchy of
Corporate Police State
Death to Varnaland!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Grantea

Population130 million

CurrencyKroner
AnimalEagle

The Grand Duchy of Grantea is a very large, orderly nation, remarkable for its enslaved workforce, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 130 million Granteans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while International Aid and Spirituality aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.9%.

The very strong Grantean economy, worth 7.72 trillion Kroners a year, is dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 59,421 Kroners, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 235,425 per year while the poor average 10,135, a ratio of 23.2 to 1.

Neon signs promoting safe driving often distract drivers, much of Grantea's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, it is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day, and museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Grantea's national animal is the Eagle.

Grantea is ranked 111,081st in the world and 28th in Universal Pact for Most Influential, scoring 30 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,593rdTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 8,911thMost Armed: 10,352ndHighest Crime Rates: 11,435thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,183rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,773rdMost Conservative: 15,169th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Grantea, museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts.
  • : Following new legislation in Grantea, it is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day.
  • : Following new legislation in Grantea, much of Grantea's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in Grantea, neon signs promoting safe driving often distract drivers.
  • : Grantea's influence in Universal Pact rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Grantea was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Grantea, it's said that any enemy of democracy is a friend to Leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Grantea, the only religious freedom citizens have is which religion they want to oppress them.
  • : Following new legislation in Grantea, protesters against the government are hanged as a warning to others.
  • : Following new legislation in Grantea, the government's fruit business reeks of rotting produce and corruption.

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