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Gorthias

Population11.267 billion

CapitalShadowbrook
LeaderPrincess Lura IV
FaithMonolatrism

CurrencyBit
AnimalFeather-bellied White Tail Wolf

The ρσɳყ ɱσɳα૨૮ɦყ of Gorthias is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Princess Lura IV with an even hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, smutty television, and keen interest in outer space. The quiet, industrious population of 11.267 billion Gorthiasians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Environment, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shadowbrook. The average income tax rate is 83.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Gorthiasian economy, worth a remarkable 1,562 trillion Bits a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 138,675 Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall, immigrants who don't like the taste of Gorthiasian Turnip Chips are immediately deported, and college athletes are arrested for selling lemonade. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gorthias's national animal is the Feather-bellied White Tail Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Monolatrism.

Gorthias is ranked 188,614th in the world and 359th in Forest for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -7.1 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,783rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,188thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,687thMost Developed: 5,244thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,539thSmartest Citizens: 6,277thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,633rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,349thMost Secular: 7,753rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,238thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,013thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,312thMost Efficient Economies: 9,395thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,563rdHealthiest Citizens: 9,881stHighest Economic Output: 10,051stLargest Governments: 10,176thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,288thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,311thTop
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Best Weather: 11,299thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,757thMost Inclusive: 12,760thSafest: 13,709thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,086thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,143rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,600thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,816thMost Cultured: 15,309thLowest Crime Rates: 15,708thHighest Average Incomes: 16,255thMost Influential: 17,373rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,824th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35th in the region

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