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Most Primitive: 431stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,732ndMost Devout: 2,232nd
The Ancient Tellurian Union of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
On Christ we Stand, All Other Ground is Sinking Sand
King Alfred IV Edgar Oswin Athelstan
Minister of World Assembly Affairs
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Gallant Old Republic

Population16.994 billion

LeaderKing Alfred IV Edgar Oswin Athelstan
FaithEnglish Ordinariate Catholic Church

AnimalCarthusian Marmot

The Ancient Tellurian Union of The Gallant Old Republic is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by King Alfred IV Edgar Oswin Athelstan with an even hand, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, frequent executions, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 16.994 billion Olds are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Spirituality, with Environment also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Healthcare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winchester. The average income tax rate is 2.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Olden economy, worth 324 trillion Gallants a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 19,102 Gallants, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

A lack of funding for new shows has turned television into 24/7 re-runs, urbanites are banned from bucolic settings for safety concerns, many in The Gallant Old Republic are born in the purple, and legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. The Gallant Old Republic's national animal is the Carthusian Marmot, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is English Ordinariate Catholic Church.

The Gallant Old Republic is ranked 203,476th in the world and 100th in Right to Life for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -11.31 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Primitive: 431stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,732ndTop
Most Devout: 2,232ndBest Weather: 3,573rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,818thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,082ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,751stMost Influential: 7,787thLargest Populations: 9,309thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,341stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 13,525thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,391st
Most Primitive: 1st in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the region

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