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Most Primitive: 453rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,641stMost Devout: 2,445th
The Ancient Tellurian Union of
Democratic Socialists
On Christ we Stand, All Other Ground is Sinking Sand
King Alfred IV Edgar Oswin Athelstan
Influence
Contender
Minister of World Assembly Affairs
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Gallant Old Republic

Population18.71 billion

CapitalWinchester
LeaderKing Alfred IV Edgar Oswin Athelstan
FaithEnglish Ordinariate Catholic Church

CurrencyGallant
AnimalCarthusian Marmot

The Ancient Tellurian Union of The Gallant Old Republic is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by King Alfred IV Edgar Oswin Athelstan with an even hand, and remarkable for its fear of technology, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 18.71 billion Olds are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Spirituality, with Environment and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winchester. The average income tax rate is 2.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Olden economy, worth 402 trillion Gallants a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 21,516 Gallants, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Urbanites are banned from bucolic settings for safety concerns, many in The Gallant Old Republic are born in the purple, legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak, and the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Gallant Old Republic's national animal is the Carthusian Marmot, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is English Ordinariate Catholic Church.

The Gallant Old Republic is ranked 453rd in the world and 1st in Right to Life for Most Primitive, scoring 320.89 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Primitive: 453rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,641stMost Devout: 2,445thTop
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Best Weather: 3,429thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,749thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,833rdMost Influential: 6,468thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,311thLargest Populations: 9,083rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,614thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 15,615thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,538thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,266thMost Stationary: 18,419thMost Cultured: 22,092ndMost Income Equality: 24,499th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionTop
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