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Gravlen

Population33.301 billion

CapitalGravlen MegaCity One
LeaderLord Gravlen the First
Faithworship of the great Penguin

CurrencyGravel
Animalfurious penguin

The Supremely Utopian Empire of Gravlen is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lord Gravlen the First with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, otherworldly petting zoo, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 33.301 billion Gravlenians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gravlen MegaCity One. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Gravlenian economy, worth an astonishing 12,307 trillion Gravels a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 369,572 Gravels, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,227,423 per year while the poor average 27,580, a ratio of 80.8 to 1.

Atheists are heavily taxed, tourists avoid using the nation's bugged phones and monitored internet, long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences, and turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gravlen's national animal is the furious penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is worship of the great Penguin.

Gravlen is ranked 213,439th in the world and 5th in The Isles O Chocolate Coatings for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.5 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

Top
1%
Largest Insurance Industry: 154thHighest Economic Output: 267thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 319thHighest Disposable Incomes: 329thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 389thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 405thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 568thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 610thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 717thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 889thLargest Mining Sector: 914thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 935thHighest Average Incomes: 1,020thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,062ndLargest Populations: 1,418thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,480thMost Efficient Economies: 1,592ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,633rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,697thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,113thTop
5%
Largest Gambling Industry: 2,212thFattest Citizens: 2,363rdSmartest Citizens: 2,697thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,711thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,330thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,346thLowest Crime Rates: 4,205thMost Avoided: 4,253rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,286thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,334thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,191stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,366thMost Influential: 6,266thLargest Governments: 6,682ndMost Developed: 7,380thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,142ndRudest Citizens: 8,441stLargest Black Market: 9,800thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,991stTop
10%
Safest: 11,491stMost Secular: 12,162ndMost Cultured: 16,771stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,785thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,068thMost Stationary: 21,368th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gravlen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Gravlen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Gravlen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Gravlen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Gravlen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Gravlen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Gravlen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Gravlen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Gravlen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry and the Top 5% for Safest.
  • : Gravlen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.

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