by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,529thMost Influential: 2,959thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,232nd
The Social Democracy of
Left-Leaning College State Paradise
Our Noblest Motive is the Public Good
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population4.946 billion

LeaderPresident Pamela Paris

AnimalBanshee Eagle

The Social Democracy of Gardavasque is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Pamela Paris with an even hand, and remarkable for its lack of airports, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 4.946 billion Gardavascans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eternity. The average income tax rate is 67.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Gardavascan economy, worth 553 trillion Yescas a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 111,962 Yescas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Relatives of recent award winners find their trophies make stylish urns, atheism is seen as a prerequisite for political power, any secret that gets off someone's chest is promptly replaced, and opening a bad email attachment can be a major felony. Crime is totally unknown. Gardavasque's national animal is the Banshee Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Gardavasque is ranked 8,394th in the world and 30th in International Democratic Union for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,756.33 Tourists Per Hour.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,529thTop
Most Influential: 2,959thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,232ndMost Inclusive: 4,525thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,722ndMost Pacifist: 5,963rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,429thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,430thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,013thBest Weather: 8,301stNicest Citizens: 8,391stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,394thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,541stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,012thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,247thMost Cultured: 9,652ndTop
Largest Retail Industry: 12,184thMost Developed: 12,748thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,396thSmartest Citizens: 14,464thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,192ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,766thMost Efficient Economies: 15,976thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,996thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,681stHighest Poor Incomes: 17,978thHighest Drug Use: 18,909thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,011thSafest: 19,888thMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,604thMost Devout: 22,240thMost Stationary: 22,516th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gardavasque's influence in International Democratic Union rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Gardavasque was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Gardavasque, opening a bad email attachment can be a major felony.
  • : Following new legislation in Gardavasque, any secret that gets off someone's chest is promptly replaced.
  • : Following new legislation in Gardavasque, atheism is seen as a prerequisite for political power.
  • : Following new legislation in Gardavasque, relatives of recent award winners find their trophies make stylish urns.
  • : Gardavasque changed its national leader to "President Pamela Paris".
  • : Gardavasque revoked its national faith.
  • : Gardavasque voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate The Embassy"".
  • : Gardavasque voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Fairness in Collective Bargaining"".


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