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Population16.64 billion

LeaderEmperor Nathan IV and Empress Sophia

AnimalGreat Auk

The Empire of Ghant is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Nathan IV and Empress Sophia with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.64 billion Ghantar hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ghish. The average income tax rate is 92.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ghantish economy, worth a remarkable 4,303 trillion Ghantmarks 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Gambling. 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 amazing 258,607 Ghantmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Ghantish delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", crackheads chase drug-loaded drones in hopes of a lucky drop, the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment, and cogitators and mass debaters are skiving off work to hang around the National Symposium Park. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ghant's national animal is the Great Auk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ghant is ranked 11,175th in the world and 12th in Gholgoth for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 5,671.54 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most Rebellious Youth: 72ndMost Cultured: 326thMost Cheerful Citizens: 378thHighest Crime Rates: 431stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 451stLargest Information Technology Sector: 508thMost Advanced Public Education: 637thMost Efficient Economies: 652ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 711thMost Subsidized Industry: 745thMost Beautiful Environments: 767thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 804thMost Armed: 891stLargest Black Market: 1,129thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,168thBest Weather: 1,511thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,602ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,614thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,723rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,862ndMost Developed: 1,874thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,925thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,956thSmartest Citizens: 2,009thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,137thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,407thNicest Citizens: 2,611thHealthiest Citizens: 2,734thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,856thHighest Average Incomes: 3,053rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,089thLargest Governments: 4,253rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,238thMost Inclusive: 6,879thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,899thMost Stationary: 7,914thMost Influential: 8,305thNudest: 9,962ndLargest Populations: 10,583rdTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 11,175thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,342ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,969thMost Secular: 18,282ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,897th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Restrictions on Forced Eugenics".
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Valanora".
  • : Ghant changed the regional password in Gholgoth.
  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Vippertooth33".
  • : Ghant voted against the World Assembly Resolution " International Transportation Preclearance Act".
  • : Ghant voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Mikeswill".
  • : Ghant voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Wartime Journalism Protection Act".
  • : Ghant was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Kylarnatia, Dephire, and Drakonian Imperium.

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