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Largest Retail Industry: 156thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 331stRudest Citizens: 351st
The Paradise of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Find all the yellow you can
Keller
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Gelben

Population13.316 billion

CapitalYodastor
LeaderKeller
FaithAtheism

CurrencyGelb
AnimalYellow Tiger

The Paradise of Gelben is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Keller with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 13.316 billion Gelbenians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yodastor. The average income tax rate is 32.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Gelbenian economy, worth a remarkable 4,488 trillion Gelbs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 337,107 Gelbs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Cyclists spend more time unlocking their bicycles than they do cycling, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon, and pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy. Crime is totally unknown. Gelben's national animal is the Yellow Tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

Gelben is ranked 2,494th in the world and 1st in Entropy for Most Developed, scoring 97.31 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 156thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 331stRudest Citizens: 351stMost Cultured: 526thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 663rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 747thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 882ndMost Secular: 971stHighest Poor Incomes: 975thSmartest Citizens: 1,032ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,213thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,220thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,242ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,352ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,463rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,673rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,839thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,918thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,063rdTop
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Most Developed: 2,494thHighest Economic Output: 2,508thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,707thLargest Governments: 3,014thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,027thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,356thMost Avoided: 4,697thSafest: 4,756thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,491stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,789thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,979thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,364thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,303rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,517thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,721stHealthiest Citizens: 8,804thMost Inclusive: 9,270thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,898thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 12,288thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,631stLargest Publishing Industry: 12,806thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,996thLowest Crime Rates: 16,678thMost Armed: 19,686thLargest Populations: 20,635thLargest Agricultural Sector: 22,577th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gelben, pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy.
  • : Following new legislation in Gelben, sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon.
  • : Following new legislation in Gelben, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
  • : Following new legislation in Gelben, cyclists spend more time unlocking their bicycles than they do cycling.
  • : Following new legislation in Gelben, many believe that the only good Yellow Tiger is a dead Yellow Tiger.
  • : Following new legislation in Gelben, large-girthed charity workers assign themselves healthy wages for their work with starving children.
  • : Following new legislation in Gelben, nano-Yellow Tigers are the current fad sweeping the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Gelben, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Gelben voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Quebecshire".
  • : Gelben voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Kothica, Sedseria, and Vom Leben.

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