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Most Armed: 8,126thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,060thLargest Populations: 12,235th
The United Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
Semper Ad Meliora
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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Gristol-Serkonos

Population16.274 billion

CapitalPontiac Bernadotte
LeaderChancellor Kaniehtiio Fox
FaithVioletism

CurrencyKrona
AnimalSwan

The United Kingdom of Gristol-Serkonos is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Chancellor Kaniehtiio Fox with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed population of 16.274 billion Gristol-Serkonoseans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pontiac Bernadotte. The average income tax rate is 67.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Gristol-Serkonosean economy, worth a remarkable 1,369 trillion Kronor a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 84,167 Kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, sections of the police receive paramilitary training, the opposition leader's credibility has been undermined by constant attention drawn to a dodgy toupee, and a historic rise in the minimum wage has crushed the economy with inflation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gristol-Serkonos's national animal is the Swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Violetism.

Gristol-Serkonos is ranked 59,463rd in the world and 15th in Ajax for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 5,402.03 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Most Armed: 8,126thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,060thTop
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Largest Populations: 12,235thHighest Economic Output: 12,515thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,049thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,254th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gristol-Serkonos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 10% for Most Zombified.
  • : Gristol-Serkonos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Survivors.
  • : Gristol-Serkonos was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Gristol-Serkonos was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Gristol-Serkonos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Gristol-Serkonos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Gristol-Serkonos's influence in Ajax rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Gristol-Serkonos was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Gristol-Serkonos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output and Largest Populations and the Top 10% for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Gristol-Serkonos was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.

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