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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 774th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 861st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 866th
The Anglo-Franco Tea Union of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
La Capitale du thé du Pacifique Est
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Civil Rights
Very Good
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Frightening
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Gorbastan

Population3.119 billion

CapitalHeathington
LeaderPrime Minister Frederick Dan
FaithAfternoon Tea

CurrencyCrown
AnimalBexford Deer

The Anglo-Franco Tea Union of Gorbastan is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Frederick Dan with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, soft-spoken computers, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.119 billion Gorbastanis are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heathington. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Gorbastani economy, worth 702 trillion Crowns 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. 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 225,273 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nine out of ten citizens of Gorbastan answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked, Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies, and third world countries are rich in "I Love Heathington" t-shirts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gorbastan's national animal is the Bexford Deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Afternoon Tea.

Gorbastan is ranked 866th in the world and 73rd in The East Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 159 Valid Endorsements.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 774thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 861stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 866thMost Secular: 880thHighest Poor Incomes: 989thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,211thMost Influential: 1,310thTop
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Largest Governments: 3,425thHighest Average Incomes: 4,008thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,010thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,229thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,483rdLargest Black Market: 4,864thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,505thLowest Crime Rates: 5,594thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,708thSmartest Citizens: 6,397thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,149thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,581stTop
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Most Income Equality: 8,522ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,733rdMost Avoided: 8,735thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,183rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,664thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,674thMost Inclusive: 11,556thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,593rdLargest Mining Sector: 14,584thRudest Citizens: 15,919th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 59th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 73rd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 77th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 80th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 86th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 87th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 88th in the regionLargest Black Market: 88th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 111th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 137th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 145th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 167th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 171st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 185th in the regionMost Avoided: 187th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 210th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 212th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 223rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 266th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 315th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 316th in the regionMost Inclusive: 340th in the regionRudest Citizens: 345th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 378th in the regionMost Stationary: 427th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 449th in the regionMost Cultured: 486th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 504th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 505th in the regionLargest Populations: 636th in the regionMost Developed: 660th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 673rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 158 » Republic of Monarchists, H-Zhena, A Slanted Black Stripe, Riveraland, Am Echad, Socialist Holy American Empire, Wiranath, Brotherland, Qui sequuntur somnia, Fedele, Ver Norge, The Sacred Whale, Galve, Peatiktist, Headpat Central, Dark Edgyness, British Calradia, United China Nation, New Birblands, Shinnokawa, Dreamersistan, Hizuru, Broengtopia, Squid Ruinosa, The Happian Union, Arkantis, Eagas, Axdel, Endertopias, Thyaclinia, Roissyland, Terrabis-Seran, Enlil, Republic of Berzerkistan, The Holy Empire of Moronica, The Anarchy Republic of Slaanesh, United Edwards, Ridann, Marrico, Neruch, Shantan, VW53Aland, Dragonia, The New Wisconsin Empire, Asendavia, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Kelsyth, Osterreich und Ungarn, Pakitsk, and 108 others.Avalon Ascendancy, Harro Waarudho, Imperial Akatsuki, Kublam, Adavan, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Agonya, Kampf Empire, Tshana, Federated States of Zootron, Tuvaltastan, Slui, Kagorg Bra Corna, Shavara, Lorynia, Drunken Seal Islands, Eclonia, United-kingdom of Britannia, Ellsonian Dominion, Amanthaya, Southern Yugoslavia, Solarfall, Greater New Islew, Norgsveldet, New Leganes, Taurora, Solestia, Kelssek, Acnor, Sufjan Stevens Fans, Verketa, Amjedia, Slys Paws, Lyontisia, Bullpups, Blobbo, The Angel of Charity, Bytes, Indrapore, BearStackof2015, Kangarawa, Janoobi Jazair, Akorial, Nova-Columbia, Just Vale 2, The United Asian Republics, Talitoa, Someseni, The Holy Utopian Republic, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Atlia Sonis, Bakaworld, Abadong, Acheronn, Bai Lung, Barfleur, Aeljae, Archooli, Adolanta, America Mjolnir, AngusEssa, VoyKovie, ArenaC, Kilkire, Abtracnt, Kalaratri, Babcocia, The United Neo American Union, Rhealaliit, Arpino, Lerasi, Libertanny, Dragons Blood, Escade, Grossvietnam, Stellaire Imperiale, RovaMittala, Magosconity, Johnny Appleseed1, Sreneck, Stanisiti, The Green Blade, Commodore Badger, La xinga, Servants of Gizmo, Danelaw Scandinavia, Avakael, Yemeni Locusts, Firenation91, Zukchiva, Matdor, Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich, Brethren, Ponzonalo, The New York Islands, Tim Stark, Feu de Glace, Valdwall, Ballpit2, Eastie, Cantonese Union, Rhineheart, Iodinia, Greater Felter, Ramaeus, Trimmania, Rage Mage, and Tower Heights.

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