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Most Devout: 854thLargest Mining Sector: 3,382ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,211th
The Holy See And Godly Empire of
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The Grey Isles

Population1.149 billion

CapitalPort Wellhholm
LeaderEmperor Bomba Tomba XIV

AnimalThe Grey Eagle

The Holy See And Godly Empire of The Grey Isles is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Bomba Tomba XIV with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.149 billion Grey Islesians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Wellhholm. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 21.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Grey Islesian economy, worth 131 trillion Kronors a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 114,357 Kronors, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 376,873 per year while the poor average 25,981, a ratio of 14.5 to 1.

Hand-to-hand combat experience is udderly essential for all dairy ranchers, there's no such thing as a safe bet, the government is spending millions on lawyers' fees trying to get Emperor Bomba Tomba XIV off a murder charge, and photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Grey Isles's national animal is the The Grey Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Lutheranism.

The Grey Isles is ranked 11,910th in the world and 5th in Lasagna for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 376,873.6 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Devout: 854thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 3,382ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,211thLargest Retail Industry: 6,514thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,616thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,114thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,579thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,906thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,969thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,116thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,273rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,910thMost Avoided: 13,629thMost Cultured: 15,270thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,408th
Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Avonto, Sarmes, Anorba, French Habania, Inner AginanaUsordia, and Opressed North Continent.

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