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Most Secular: 6,371stMost Armed: 9,552ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,766th
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Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Land Odio Unsaer
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
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Political Freedom
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Gieruland

Population1.424 billion

CapitalHelbion
LeaderFaurstaiss Ues Tierj
FaithYes

CurrencyWrimark
Animalibex

The Principality of Gieruland is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Faurstaiss Ues Tierj with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.424 billion Gerolanders 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Helbion. The average income tax rate is 69.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Gerolandic economy, worth 127 trillion Wrimarks 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile 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 89,576 Wrimarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more, the big red machine has ground to a halt, hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide, and the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gieruland's national animal is the ibex, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Yes.

Gieruland is ranked 96,448th in the world and 21st in The Commonwealth of Crowns for Highest Economic Output, with 127 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Secular: 6,371stMost Armed: 9,552ndTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 16,766thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,014thMost Authoritarian: 20,828thLargest Mining Sector: 21,292ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,463rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,082ndHighest Poor Incomes: 22,527thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,171st
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gieruland, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings".
  • : Following new legislation in Gieruland, hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide.
  • : Following new legislation in Gieruland, the big red machine has ground to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Gieruland, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Gieruland, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Gieruland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Gieruland, elections have been outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Gieruland, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Gieruland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Gieruland, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description.

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