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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,193rdMost Secular: 1,745thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,945th
The Green Otter's State of
Left-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies
Ad aequalitatem enim speciei overseen a lutrę
Lutra Otto
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Superb

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Garbelia

Population1.266 billion

CapitalGarvida
LeaderLutra Otto
FaithLutrianism

CurrencyCryptoGarbel
AnimalOtter

The Green Otter's State of Garbelia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Lutra Otto with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, soft-spoken computers, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.266 billion Garbeli 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 enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Garvida. The average income tax rate is 92.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Garbelery economy, worth 128 trillion CryptoGarbels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 101,868 CryptoGarbels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma, prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows, shops were recently ransacked as cigarettes returned to the shelves, and the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Garbelia. Crime is totally unknown. Garbelia's national animal is the Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Lutrianism.

Garbelia is ranked 26,696th in the world and 154th in Forest for Most Developed, scoring 77.57 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,945thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,301stMost Pacifist: 3,916thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,485thBest Weather: 4,762ndMost Influential: 5,000thMost Inclusive: 5,228thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,377thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,429thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,591stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,788thNicest Citizens: 6,300thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,662ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,783rdLargest Welfare Programs: 7,351stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,657thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,464thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,834thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,856thHealthiest Citizens: 8,900thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,938thSmartest Citizens: 10,933rdLargest Governments: 11,552ndMost Income Equality: 11,853rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,976thTop
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Safest: 12,143rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,355thMost Cultured: 16,806thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,076thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,648thLowest Crime Rates: 20,750thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,201st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 32nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 37th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 45th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Garbelia.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, shops were recently ransacked as cigarettes returned to the shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows.
  • : Garbelia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Quebecshire".
  • : Garbelia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament.

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