by Max Barry

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Healthiest Citizens: 30thBest Weather: 42ndLongest Average Lifespans: 65th
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
All you're base are belong to us
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population41.912 billion

CapitalGunfreak City


The Empire of Gunfreak is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, prohibition of alcohol, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, humorless population of 41.912 billion Gunfreakians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gunfreak City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but sluggish Gunfreakian economy, worth a remarkable 4,110 trillion Golds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming and Book Publishing. Average income is 98,078 Golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Doctors fax when they need facts fast, convicted crypto-miners are sent to the salt mines, elected officials who disagree with Leader have a lot of accidents, and when their backs are against the walls Gunfreakians look out for gay men. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gunfreak's national animal is the human, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gunfreak is ranked 53,662nd in the world and 2,458th in Balder for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5,132.56 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Healthiest Citizens: 30thBest Weather: 42ndLongest Average Lifespans: 65thMost Beautiful Environments: 94thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 263rdSafest: 391stMost Pacifist: 428thMost Secular: 456thMost Compassionate Citizens: 529thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 551stLargest Welfare Programs: 772ndSmartest Citizens: 801stHighest Average Tax Rates: 801stLeast Corrupt Governments: 806thNicest Citizens: 832ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 836thLargest Governments: 1,039thLargest Populations: 1,094thLowest Crime Rates: 1,122ndHighest Food Quality: 1,205thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,548thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,899thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,073rdHighest Economic Output: 4,629thMost Inclusive: 5,065thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,829thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,171stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,596thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,417thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,699thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,376thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,896thMost Income Equality: 24,680thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25,441st
Best Weather: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 26th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 29th in the regionLargest Populations: 29th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 38th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 53rd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 134th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 161st in the regionMost Inclusive: 208th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 212th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 341st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 359th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 423rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 519th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 879th in the regionMost Income Equality: 930th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 979th in the regionNudest: 1,024th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gunfreak's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Gunfreak's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Gunfreak's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Gunfreak was refounded in Balder.
  • : Gunfreak ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Gunfreak was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments and Most Valuable International Artwork and the Top 5% for Most Scientifically Advanced, Highest Economic Output, and Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Gunfreak was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Gunfreak's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Gunfreak's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Gunfreak was refounded in Osiris.