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Most Secular: 57thMost Scientifically Advanced: 108thLargest Information Technology Sector: 113th
The SybilSocialist Megacluster of
Democratic Socialists
早 め ま す 420
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The City of Guelph

Population8.905 billion

CapitalGuelph
LeaderPresident Banks
Faithdemocratic ownership of the means

CurrencyDollar Credit
AnimalGrizzly Bear

The SybilSocialist Megacluster of The City of Guelph is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Banks with an even hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, unlimited-speed roads, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate population of 8.905 billion Guelphites are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Guelph. The average income tax rate is 1.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Guelphian economy, worth a remarkable 3,339 trillion Dollar Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 374,973 Dollar Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, and the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The City of Guelph's national animal is the Grizzly Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is democratic ownership of the means.

The City of Guelph is ranked 152,152nd in the world and 5,368th in Balder for Most Extreme, scoring 11.9 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Secular: 57thMost Scientifically Advanced: 108thLargest Information Technology Sector: 113thMost Inclusive: 190thHighest Disposable Incomes: 331stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 341stLargest Agricultural Sector: 411thHighest Poor Incomes: 516thSmartest Citizens: 681stHighest Average Incomes: 929thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,137thHighest Crime Rates: 1,210thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,227thMost Avoided: 1,280thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,304thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,315thLargest Mining Sector: 1,403rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,404thMost Cultured: 1,450thLargest Retail Industry: 1,587thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,812thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,964thTop
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Most Armed: 2,120thMost Efficient Economies: 2,132ndNicest Citizens: 2,252ndLargest Black Market: 2,420thMost Developed: 2,489thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,518thHighest Economic Output: 3,512thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,917thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,068thRudest Citizens: 4,223rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,723rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,092ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,593rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,796thLargest Governments: 8,296thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,741stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,471stTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,031stMost Advanced Public Education: 19,241stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,973rd
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 30th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 35th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 45th in the regionMost Cultured: 50th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 54th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 55th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 59th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Avoided: 62nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 63rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 66th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 68th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 73rd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 75th in the regionNicest Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Developed: 85th in the regionMost Armed: 85th in the regionLargest Black Market: 101st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 110th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 118th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 174th in the regionRudest Citizens: 174th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 184th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 246th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 291st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 348th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 349th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 392nd in the regionLargest Governments: 410th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 513th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 731st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The City of Guelph's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : The City of Guelph's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : The City of Guelph's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in The City of Guelph, the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room.
  • : Following new legislation in The City of Guelph, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Following new legislation in The City of Guelph, new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark.
  • : Following new legislation in The City of Guelph, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Following new legislation in The City of Guelph, the hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape.
  • : The City of Guelph was refounded in Balder.
  • : The City of Guelph ceased to exist in The North Pacific.

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