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The Jolly Fresh Fields of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Making Refugia Glow and Glitter Again
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Lower French Gregballs

Population5.141 billion

CapitalSt Greg Ball Academy in the Fields
LeaderAnne-Marie Juliette


The Jolly Fresh Fields of Lower French Gregballs is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Anne-Marie Juliette with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.141 billion Lower French Gregballists enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Greg Ball Academy in the Fields. The average income tax rate is 85.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Lower French Gregballsian economy, worth 409 trillion Florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 79,622 Florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The general public only knows their favorite politician's first name, children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and it's always rabbit season. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lower French Gregballs's national animal is the Seagull, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lower French Gregballs is ranked 153,833rd in the world and 103rd in Refugia for Most Primitive, scoring -78.01 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,719thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,725thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,205thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,222ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,396thMost Influential: 5,973rdBest Weather: 6,216thMost Pacifist: 6,348thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,996thSafest: 8,245thMost Inclusive: 8,442ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,467thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,682ndMost Beautiful Environments: 8,835thNicest Citizens: 9,695thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,067thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,138thHighest Food Quality: 11,206thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,694thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,997thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,533rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,798thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,431stMost Secular: 15,818thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,557thMost Cultured: 18,828thLargest Governments: 20,738thSmartest Citizens: 20,957thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,597th
Most Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the region

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