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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,483rd Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,264th Most Devout: 7,725th
The Federation of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Nullas Anxietas
Lord Downey
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Grims

Population3.274 billion

CapitalAnkh Morpork
LeaderLord Downey
FaithFate

CurrencyAnkh-Morpork Dollar
Animalhedgehog

The Federation of The Grims is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Lord Downey with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, ban on automobiles, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 3.274 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 Social Policy, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ankh Morpork. The average income tax rate is 81.9%.

The strong Grimsian economy, worth 212 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 Information Technology, Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms 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 64,878 Ankh-Morpork Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

The country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, judges are all-powerful, and the only places to see hedgehogs now are at local zoos. 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 13,775th in the world and 878th in Lazarus for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,866.52 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,483rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,264thMost Devout: 7,725thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,195thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,343rdLargest Black Market: 13,316thNicest Citizens: 13,534thBest Weather: 13,573rdLargest Welfare Programs: 13,775thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,481st
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 165th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 361st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 499th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 555th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Grims's influence in Lazarus rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : The Grims's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : The Grims's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : The Grims altered its national flag.
  • : The Grims's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : The Grims's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : The Grims was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market and Most Authoritarian.
  • : The Grims's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".

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