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Most Efficient Economies: 33rd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 259th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 266th
The Unified Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Pax per virtutem
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Greto

Population18.408 billion

CapitalNew Inspire
LeaderPresident Robert Mannison

CurrencyUnified Dollar
AnimalArctic Hawk

The Unified Republic of Greto is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Robert Mannison with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, flagrant waste-dumping, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 18.408 billion Gretonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Inspire. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Gretonian economy, worth a remarkable 6,947 trillion Unified Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 377,415 Unified Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,825,237 per year while the poor average 45,273, a ratio of 40.3 to 1.

Colonial subjects have Gretonian culture shoved down their throats, glassy-eyed Gretonian wives lifelessly chant "I love you" on command, the government thinks Gretonians can achieve social cohesion by drinking soda together, and government critics have noticed a lot of new neighbors with expensive surveillance equipment in their garages. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Greto's national animal is the Arctic Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Greto is ranked 108,819th in the world and 3,525th in Lazarus for Nudest, with 88.25 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Most Efficient Economies: 33rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 259thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 266thHighest Disposable Incomes: 277thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 314thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 449thLargest Insurance Industry: 487thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 501stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 510thMost Avoided: 515thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 524thMost Corrupt Governments: 536thFattest Citizens: 561stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 569thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 641stLargest Mining Sector: 690thHighest Average Incomes: 697thHighest Economic Output: 744thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 881stRudest Citizens: 976thLargest Retail Industry: 1,097thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,117thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,199thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,628thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,645thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,450thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,006thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,415thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,494thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,134thLargest Populations: 6,006thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,242ndTop
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Largest Black Market: 7,545thMost Pro-Market: 8,621stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,836thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,326thLowest Crime Rates: 9,579thSmartest Citizens: 9,856thLargest Governments: 10,585thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,829th
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Most Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionMost Avoided: 25th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionFattest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 32nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 37th in the regionRudest Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 45th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 56th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 66th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 83rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 119th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 136th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 148th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 161st in the regionLargest Populations: 174th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 186th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 201st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 249th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 335th in the regionLargest Black Market: 396th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 404th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 470th in the regionMost Armed: 501st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Greto's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Greto's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Greto, government critics have noticed a lot of new neighbors with expensive surveillance equipment in their garages.
  • : Following new legislation in Greto, the government thinks Gretonians can achieve social cohesion by drinking soda together.
  • : Following new legislation in Greto, glassy-eyed Gretonian wives lifelessly chant "I love you" on command.
  • : Following new legislation in Greto, colonial subjects have Gretonian culture shoved down their throats.
  • : Following new legislation in Greto, dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies.
  • : Greto altered its national flag.
  • : Greto was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Greto ceased to exist in Absolution.

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