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Rudest Citizens: 129thMost Influential: 156thHighest Disposable Incomes: 420th
The Inestimably Holy Empire of
Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State
If it ain't broke, you ain't tryin' hard enough.
The Chosen One
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Gooblaria

Population12.437 billion

CapitalGoobla
LeaderThe Chosen One
FaithChristianity

CurrencyGooble
AnimalHyena

The Inestimably Holy Empire of Gooblaria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Chosen One with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, ubiquitous missile silos, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 12.437 billion Gooblarians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Goobla. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Gooblarian economy, worth a remarkable 4,290 trillion Goobles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 344,969 Goobles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago, prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned significant others, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and the nation sends criminals home to think about what they did. Crime is totally unknown. Gooblaria's national animal is the Hyena, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Christianity.

Gooblaria is ranked 12,443rd in the world and 102nd in Europeia for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,087.38 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 129thMost Influential: 156thHighest Disposable Incomes: 420thLargest Retail Industry: 426thFattest Citizens: 455thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 458thMost Corrupt Governments: 521stMost Avoided: 548thLargest Insurance Industry: 567thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 614thLargest Mining Sector: 818thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 823rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 877thHighest Average Incomes: 1,235thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,395thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,458thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,547thMost Efficient Economies: 1,658thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,766thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,088thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,196thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,319thHighest Economic Output: 2,372ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,685thSmartest Citizens: 3,117thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,174thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,609thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,786thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,820thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,994thMost Cultured: 4,032ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,071stLargest Governments: 4,290thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,732ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,034thMost Stationary: 6,197thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,872ndMost Devout: 7,143rdMost Armed: 8,723rdTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,436thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,618thLargest Black Market: 12,365thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,443rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,680thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,751stHighest Drug Use: 17,194thLargest Populations: 19,929th
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 29th in the regionMost Armed: 40th in the regionMost Devout: 44th in the regionLargest Governments: 45th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 46th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 50th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 51st in the regionLargest Black Market: 53rd in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 55th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 56th in the regionMost Cultured: 57th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Populations: 72nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 102nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gooblaria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Gooblaria, the nation sends criminals home to think about what they did.
  • : Following new legislation in Gooblaria, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Gooblaria, prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned significant others.
  • : Following new legislation in Gooblaria, theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago.
  • : Gooblaria endorsed The Dictatorship of Guztavo.
  • : Gooblaria was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Guztavo.
  • : Following new legislation in Gooblaria, cricket farmers use magnifying glasses to fit every member of their herd with tiny tracking tags.
  • : Following new legislation in Gooblaria, fishermen take out second mortgages to afford the yearly fishing permit.
  • : Following new legislation in Gooblaria, a degree of self-hatred is vital for a future in politics.

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