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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,363rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,785thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,604th
The Federation of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Nullas Anxietas
Lord Downey
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Grims

Population5.944 billion

CapitalAnkh Morpork
LeaderLord Downey
FaithFate

CurrencyAnkh-Morpork Dollar
Animalhedgehog

The Federation of The Grims is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Lord Downey with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, enslaved workforce, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 5.944 billion Grimsians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ankh Morpork. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 81.2%.

The strong Grimsian economy, worth 404 trillion Ankh-Morpork Dollars 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Book Publishing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. 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 68,100 Ankh-Morpork Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.6 times as much as the poorest.

The only places to see hedgehogs now are at local zoos, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, and there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Grimsian grocery store. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Grims's national animal is the hedgehog, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Fate.

The Grims is ranked 185,538th in the world and 6,906th in Lazarus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -6.78 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,363rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,785thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,604thMost Devout: 8,800thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,381stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,049thBest Weather: 13,660thLargest Black Market: 14,506thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,659thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,674thNicest Citizens: 14,857th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 178th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 201st in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 406th in the regionMost Stationary: 425th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 464th in the regionMost Influential: 600th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 750th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and the Top 10% for Largest Governments.
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations and Most Influential.
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments and the Top 10% for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments and Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.

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