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Largest Publishing Industry: 867thHealthiest Citizens: 927thMost Developed: 956th
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Gal Cradia

Population10.118 billion

LeaderThe Unity


The Direct Democracy of Gal Cradia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Unity with a fair hand, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, irreverence towards religion, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.118 billion Gal Cradians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Watama. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Gal Cradian economy, worth a remarkable 1,968 trillion turnips a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 194,539 turnips, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

New government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps, the atmosphere in Gal Cradian boardrooms is turning more gay, kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, and boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gal Cradia's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Gal Cradia is ranked 260,821st in the world and 1,214th in 10000 Islands for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -15.3 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Largest Publishing Industry: 867thHealthiest Citizens: 927thMost Developed: 956thBest Weather: 957thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,066thMost Inclusive: 1,067thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,071stMost Pacifist: 1,082ndHighest Food Quality: 1,156thNicest Citizens: 1,208thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,227thMost Influential: 1,260thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,420thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,750thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,911thSmartest Citizens: 1,946thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,056thSafest: 2,091stMost Cultured: 2,275thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,636thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 3,117thLowest Crime Rates: 3,281stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,419thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,645thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,677thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,708thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,790thLargest Governments: 3,849thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,970thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,106thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,227thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,302ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,993rdMost Secular: 6,815thHighest Average Incomes: 8,119thHighest Economic Output: 9,884thMost Efficient Economies: 11,262ndTop
Most Income Equality: 17,657thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,309thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,680th
Most Pacifist: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 21st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 23rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 24th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 24th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 27th in the regionNicest Citizens: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 33rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 40th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Cultured: 43rd in the regionSafest: 43rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 43rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 46th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 50th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 58th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 60th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 62nd in the regionLargest Governments: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 66th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 70th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 71st in the regionMost Income Equality: 81st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 82nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 84th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 86th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 87th in the regionMost Secular: 107th in the regionMost Influential: 110th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 119th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 124th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 131st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gal Cradia was endorsed by The Hermit Kingdom of Iron Soviet.
  • : Following new legislation in Gal Cradia, boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers'.
  • : Following new legislation in Gal Cradia, kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll.
  • : Following new legislation in Gal Cradia, the atmosphere in Gal Cradian boardrooms is turning more gay.
  • : Following new legislation in Gal Cradia, new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps.
  • : Following new legislation in Gal Cradia, behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos.
  • : Gal Cradia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protections During Territorial Transitions".
  • : Gal Cradia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Realm of the Whispering Winds".
  • : Following new legislation in Gal Cradia, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention.
  • : Following new legislation in Gal Cradia, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.