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Most Rebellious Youth: 274thMost Compassionate Citizens: 387thMost Cultured: 426th
The Animal Farm of
Left-wing Utopia
... but some animals are more equal than others
Napoleon
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Grottammare

Population28.903 billion

CapitalBig Barn
LeaderNapoleon
FaithAnimalism

CurrencyOld Major
AnimalMiddle White

The Animal Farm of Grottammare is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Napoleon with a fair hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, daily referendums, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 28.903 billion Grottammareans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Big Barn. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The enormous but inefficient Grottammarean economy, worth a remarkable 2,804 trillion Old Majors a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 97,046 Old Majors, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, oxygen is commonly known as 'breathinium', nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, and people across the world seek to be healthier by eliminating carbs. Crime is relatively low. Grottammare's national animal is the Middle White, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Animalism.

Grottammare is ranked 4,546th in the world and 2nd in Caribbean for Safest, scoring 129.3 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 274thMost Compassionate Citizens: 387thMost Cultured: 426thNicest Citizens: 434thMost Pacifist: 441stLeast Corrupt Governments: 462ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 567thMost Cheerful Citizens: 990thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,027thHealthiest Citizens: 1,210thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,239thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,244thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,424thHighest Drug Use: 1,441stSmartest Citizens: 1,796thLargest Governments: 1,836thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,041stTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,237thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,261stMost Inclusive: 2,274thLargest Populations: 2,312thBest Weather: 2,624thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,626thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,419thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,423rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,565thSafest: 4,546thHighest Economic Output: 4,582ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,961stMost Influential: 4,985thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,290thTop
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Most Stationary: 11,143rdMost Secular: 12,559thMost Politically Free: 13,621stHighest Poor Incomes: 14,707thNudest: 19,539th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Grottammare, people across the world seek to be healthier by eliminating carbs.
  • : Following new legislation in Grottammare, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in Grottammare, oxygen is commonly known as 'breathinium'.
  • : Following new legislation in Grottammare, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Grottammare, all Grottammareans love the taste of self-sufficiency.
  • : Following new legislation in Grottammare, Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Grottammare, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof.
  • : Following new legislation in Grottammare, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Following new legislation in Grottammare, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Grottammare, the Party has more splits than a yo-yo dieter's trousers.

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