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Largest Black Market: 1,174thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,273rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,395th
The Rolling Carts of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Three Wheels On My Wagon
Fingal
Influence
Eminence Grise
Homeland Security Officer
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Gog Magog

Population14.941 billion

CapitalStaffa
LeaderFingal
FaithDruidism

CurrencyBoulder
AnimalGiant

The Rolling Carts of Gog Magog is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Fingal with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 14.941 billion Gog Magogians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Staffa. The average income tax rate is 73.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Gog Magogian economy, worth a remarkable 3,118 trillion Boulders 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Uranium Mining. 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 208,717 Boulders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Warfare increasingly resembles a video game, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam, and the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gog Magog's national animal is the Giant, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Druidism.

Gog Magog is ranked 169,097th in the world and 14th in Atlantic for Most Politically Free, scoring 22.14 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Black Market: 1,174thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,273rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,395thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,459thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,621stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,223rdHighest Economic Output: 3,954thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,051stMost Efficient Economies: 4,131stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,243rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,632ndLargest Mining Sector: 5,659thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,042ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,049thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,923rdMost Stationary: 8,722ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,815thMost Secular: 10,256thTop
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Largest Governments: 10,616thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,041stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,109thLargest Populations: 13,750thMost Developed: 15,147thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,374thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,504thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,615thLowest Crime Rates: 16,129thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,433rdLongest Average Lifespans: 19,280thMost Influential: 20,482nd
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gog Magog, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • : Following new legislation in Gog Magog, vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam.
  • : Gog Magog was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Gog Magog, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
  • : Following new legislation in Gog Magog, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in Gog Magog, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists.
  • : Following new legislation in Gog Magog, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.
  • : Following new legislation in Gog Magog, women complaining about lack of opportunity are told to "man up".
  • : Following new legislation in Gog Magog, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in Gog Magog, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.

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