by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,431stMost Influential: 2,542ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,235th
The Free Land of
New York Times Democracy
Flight Follows Patience
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population749 million


AnimalStag Beetle

The Free Land of Grubville is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 749 million Grubvilleans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Groobtown. The average income tax rate is 68.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Grubvillean economy, worth 80.6 trillion gribs a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 107,552 gribs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons, Grubvillean tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter, and the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grubville's national animal is the Stag Beetle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Grubville is ranked 4,538th in the world and 151st in the South Pacific for Safest, scoring 129.34 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,431stTop
Most Influential: 2,542ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,235thSafest: 4,538thMost Pacifist: 5,481stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,877thNicest Citizens: 8,236thMost Inclusive: 9,089thBest Weather: 10,278thMost Secular: 10,426thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 11,062ndLargest Welfare Programs: 11,219thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,789thMost Developed: 12,200thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,626thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,680thLowest Crime Rates: 14,281stLargest Publishing Industry: 15,033rdMost Beautiful Environments: 15,043rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,947thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,000thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,088thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,111thSmartest Citizens: 17,184thMost Cultured: 17,671stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,214thMost Efficient Economies: 20,904th
Safest: 151st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 152nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 196th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 219th in the regionNicest Citizens: 266th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 268th in the regionMost Inclusive: 309th in the regionMost Influential: 318th in the regionBest Weather: 322nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 322nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 334th in the regionMost Developed: 350th in the regionMost Secular: 361st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 367th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 387th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 399th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 405th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 448th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 471st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 485th in the regionMost Cultured: 505th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 516th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 523rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 552nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 560th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 605th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 609th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 668th in the regionLargest Governments: 704th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 787th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 792nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 820th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Grubville was endorsed by The Queendom of Vega Naothia.
  • : Following new legislation in Grubville, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Following new legislation in Grubville, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Grubville, Grubvillean tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation.
  • : Following new legislation in Grubville, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Grubville, there's no such thing as bad publicity.
  • : Following new legislation in Grubville, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Following new legislation in Grubville, political candidates recite daily pledges of loyalty to their chosen party.
  • : Following new legislation in Grubville, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Grubville, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 149 » Tepertopia, Wehraboos, Amerion, Aumeltopia, Crystal Creation, Hanguk-Nippon, Qvait, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Jehenna, Erinor, Madreia, Barabarom, Aidenfieeld, The Filippinas, Tsunamy, Land Without Shrimp, Bawkie, Xandev, PenguinPies, Bleakfoot, Iym Winterless, The Two Jerseys, Walloonia, Antarctic Empires, Bizzie, Beepee, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Farengeto, Baltenlands, Gliasco, Ebonhand, Kringalia, New Briantown, Steampunk Engineers, West Pastafaria, Great Scapula, Anserisa, Sharnath, Curlyhoward, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Nova Montron, Bear Connors Paradiso, Gymnostan, Utondara, Poopisiya, Linden Oak, The naked people, Darakin, Nowa Europa, Luddinlande, and 99 others.Weburya, The United Expanse, Sedunn, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Lambdaland, Roterdamia, Eskvenn, Ancient Slobovia, FreeFishers, Drystar, Soem, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Pax Dracon, Tsvetania, Sau Man Frescher, Tarnik, Kiasu-ism, Oreo States, Japanese Federal Republic, Nankyoku Tairiku, Three Rivia Levr, A leftover country, Madhonia, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Linguiniland, Centristvill, Seliyan progressive Islands, Sthalrim, Noire Denholm, Greater Scott Islands, Havenfell, Escevola, Dankstergrad, Our Lord and Savior Ting, Rabbitz, The South Channel Islands, Kholdan, GI-Land, North Kanuckistan, Silberne Wache, Kandorith, USNE2018, Omiri, Great Andora, Bergenu, North Catimestistrianes, Saciu, Theorin, Imperial Duck, Zaelith, Phanama, Grianal, Volaworand, Vos Dothrak, Hutington, Rebel-topia, Stoniamera, Aurcania, The West Valley Mountains, Cuuldere, Holy Free, Quh, Elan Sleazebaganno, Kervanosia, Merevane, Mapico, Compli, Marinho Islands, Starsight, Dis7Nation, Shefino, The Worst army of, Melicorium, Auphelia, NganXuan, Corgitopiaa, Matak Tribes, Laamiva, The Radanivans, ChickenDome, West Fallows, Jennaterra, Well F, Rhetiaa, Great Elsika, Purple Hyacinth, United States of Vietnam, Sandaoguo, Briteannia, Ovkianos, Myness, Drugged Monkeys, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Kedjens, Temaseka, Midand, Concrete Slab, Settlements of the North American Lands, and Vega Naothia.

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