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Largest Welfare Programs: 705th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 759th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 785th
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North Gralend

Population9.339 billion

CapitalNew Haven City
LeaderPresident Miroslav Delahunt
FaithGralich Catharism

CurrencyNorthern Credit
AnimalNorthern Gold Hawk

The Confederation of North Gralend is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Miroslav Delahunt with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, unlimited-speed roads, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.339 billion Northerners 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 enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Haven City. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient North Gralendian economy, worth a remarkable 1,875 trillion Northern Credits 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 led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 200,798 Northern Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many friends and relatives of President Miroslav Delahunt have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, all recreational drugs are legal, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, and students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. North Gralend's national animal is the Northern Gold Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Gralich Catharism.

North Gralend is ranked 47,699th in the world and 64th in Wintreath for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 69.95 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 705thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 759thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 785thMost Subsidized Industry: 956thMost Efficient Economies: 1,060thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,092ndMost Developed: 1,131stSafest: 1,415thLargest Governments: 1,512thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,599thMost Inclusive: 1,607thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,613thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,631stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,705thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,744thLowest Crime Rates: 1,872ndTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,919thMost Pacifist: 2,021stNicest Citizens: 2,056thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,120thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,152ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,210thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,301stMost Cultured: 2,454thSmartest Citizens: 2,516thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,224thMost Influential: 3,274thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,446thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,011thHighest Average Incomes: 5,282ndHighest Economic Output: 5,558thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,590thBest Weather: 6,092ndHighest Drug Use: 7,596thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,735thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,950thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,088thNudest: 13,827thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,107thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,920th
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionTop
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Safest: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionNudest: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : North Gralend was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements and Highest Drug Use.
  • : North Gralend was endorsed by The Free Land of Doft Nificatopia.
  • : Following new legislation in North Gralend, students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50.
  • : Following new legislation in North Gralend, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in North Gralend, all recreational drugs are legal.
  • : Following new legislation in North Gralend, many friends and relatives of President Miroslav Delahunt have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.
  • : Following new legislation in North Gralend, healthcare workers are flummoxed over the spike in foreign tourists with sudden-onset heart disease.
  • : North Gralend changed its national faith to "Gralich Catharism" and its leader to "President Miroslav Delahunt".
  • : Following new legislation in North Gralend, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles.
  • : Following new legislation in North Gralend, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.

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