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Most Influential: 2,394thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,800thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,577th
The Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Grills are cool.
Joe Joesson
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Araste Gogristapland

Population889 million

CapitalGrillville
LeaderJoe Joesson

Currencygrill
Animalgrill

The Kingdom of Araste Gogristapland is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Joe Joesson with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, zero percent divorce rate, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 889 million Araste Gogristaplandians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Administration, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grillville. The average income tax rate is 47.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Araste Gogristaplandian economy, worth 130 trillion grills 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, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. 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 impressive 146,622 grills, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it, exceptionally talented workers are praised more than Revolutionary heroes, it's entirely possible foreign diplomats misheard when Araste Gogristapland offered the words "peace be upon you", and sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Araste Gogristapland's national animal is the grill, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Araste Gogristapland is ranked 173,633rd in the world and 30th in Riskia for Most Stationary, with 14.72438640972 Days.

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Most Influential: 2,394thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,800thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,577thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,452ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,660thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,131stMost Corrupt Governments: 11,484thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,694thLargest Retail Industry: 12,769thHighest Average Incomes: 14,231stLargest Black Market: 14,512thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,413thMost Secular: 19,035thMost Developed: 19,796thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,297th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Araste Gogristapland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, it's entirely possible foreign diplomats misheard when Araste Gogristapland offered the words "peace be upon you".
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, exceptionally talented workers are praised more than Revolutionary heroes.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle.
  • : Araste Gogristapland's influence in Riskia rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, a Riskia Tourist Association survey has rated Araste Gogristapland #1 for number twos.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, getting an autograph has become harder than ever.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.

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