by Max Barry

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 159thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,049thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,233rd
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Population9.291 billion

Animalgrey heron

The Community of Gronath is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 9.291 billion Gronathi hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Industry, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. The average income tax rate is 53.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Gronathi economy, worth 897 trillion coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 96,584 coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days, residents of houses built on a foundation of wishful thinking are prone to an odd sinking feeling, and the Communist Party claims that selling things for profit isn't necessarily capitalism. Crime is almost non-existent. Gronath's national animal is the grey heron, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Gronath is ranked 4,049th in the world and 184th in Balder for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 25 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 159thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 4,049thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,233rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,288thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,563rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,094thMost Secular: 7,941stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,589thMost Developed: 9,358thLargest Black Market: 11,047thSmartest Citizens: 11,570thTop
Most Inclusive: 14,101stLongest Average Lifespans: 16,031stHealthiest Citizens: 17,035thMost Efficient Economies: 18,133rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,816thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,301stHighest Poor Incomes: 20,409thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,012thHighest Food Quality: 21,202ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,536thHighest Economic Output: 24,428th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 184th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 254th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 259th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 292nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 324th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 364th in the regionMost Secular: 368th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 381st in the regionMost Developed: 444th in the regionLargest Black Market: 470th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 551st in the regionMost Politically Free: 621st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gronath's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Gronath's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Gronath's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Gronath was refounded in Balder.
  • : Gronath ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Gronath's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Gronath's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Gronath's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Gronath was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Gronath's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".