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Most Secular: 13,518thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,976th
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The Gold Mines

Population1.171 billion

CapitalGold City
LeaderSusy silver

CurrencyGold bar
AnimalShiny Gold

The Gold of The Gold Mines is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Susy silver with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.171 billion Gold Miners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gold City. The average income tax rate is 18.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Gold Minesian economy, worth 64.0 trillion Gold bars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 54,617 Gold bars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy, the Department of Health is snowed under by requests for crisper ciabatta and tenderer tagliatelle, and Shiny Gold is one of the most popular forenames in The Gold Mines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Gold Mines's national animal is the Shiny Gold, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Goldism.

The Gold Mines is ranked 157,436th in the world and 16th in Just relax for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 831.26 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most Secular: 13,518thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,976th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the region

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