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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,644thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,344thMost Influential: 3,057th
The Los Angeles Sports Fan of
New York Times Democracy
Onwards to the Future!
Grand President Harry Norton II
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
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New Goldman

Population4.178 billion

CapitalGrand Hill
LeaderGrand President Harry Norton II

CurrencyNational Credit
AnimalFederal Eagle

The Los Angeles Sports Fan of New Goldman is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Grand President Harry Norton II with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, ubiquitous missile silos, and frequent executions. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.178 billion Goldmanians 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, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand Hill. The average income tax rate is 88.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Goldmanian economy, worth 639 trillion National Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 152,984 National Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Giggling elementary school newspaper reporters want to know why Grand President Harry Norton II is a silly poophead, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals, foreign football clubs wave the Goldmanian flag before every game, and bald-headed monks sit around the National Meditation Park looking smugly content. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. New Goldman's national animal is the Federal Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

New Goldman is ranked 77,164th in the world and 2,645th in the South Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 9,880.42 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,644thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,344thTop
Most Influential: 3,057thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,360thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,047thMost Efficient Economies: 5,571stRudest Citizens: 6,585thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,102ndNicest Citizens: 7,984thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,434thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,645thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,901stMost Inclusive: 9,084thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,756thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,232ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,238thLargest Governments: 10,512thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,669thMost Armed: 11,264thMost Developed: 12,278thTop
Most Cultured: 13,004thHighest Food Quality: 13,100thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,113thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,573rdLargest Black Market: 13,822ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,659thSmartest Citizens: 14,863rdLongest Average Lifespans: 16,355thLargest Retail Industry: 16,404thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,731stLargest Publishing Industry: 17,028thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,627thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,650thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,884thLowest Crime Rates: 18,729thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,062nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 54th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 94th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 100th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 170th in the regionMost Armed: 194th in the regionLargest Black Market: 199th in the regionRudest Citizens: 213th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 237th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 238th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 268th in the regionNicest Citizens: 273rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 277th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 288th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 289th in the regionLargest Governments: 290th in the regionMost Politically Free: 304th in the regionMost Inclusive: 314th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 318th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 319th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 325th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 329th in the regionMost Influential: 347th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 359th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 368th in the regionMost Developed: 386th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 389th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 391st in the regionMost Cultured: 410th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 427th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 468th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 476th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 496th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 513th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 532nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 539th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 552nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 558th in the regionMost Patriotic: 596th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 597th in the regionLargest Populations: 810th in the region

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