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Most Influential: 1,394thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,566thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,910th
The Green Otters' State of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Bow to your Forest Keeper!
Lutra Otto
Influence
Apprentice
Forest Keeper
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Garbelia

Population4.716 billion

CapitalGarvida
LeaderLutra Otto
FaithLutrianism

CurrencyCryptoGarbel
AnimalOtter

The Green Otters' State of Garbelia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lutra Otto with an even hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, compulsory vegetarianism, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.716 billion Garbeli are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Garvida. The average income tax rate is 96.3%.

The all-consuming Garbelery economy, worth 511 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 Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 108,505 CryptoGarbels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Visitors often mistake the toiletplex at music festivals for the main stage, there is a dearth of space for new houses, children as young as six shock their parents by coming out of the closet, and international television adverts praise the nation as a worker's paradise. 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 281,960th in the world and 249th in Forest for Most Primitive, scoring -214.81 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Influential: 1,394thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,566thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,910thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,803rdBest Weather: 2,852ndTop
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Most Pacifist: 3,216thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,506thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,585thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,631stMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,640thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,771stMost Inclusive: 3,982ndMost Secular: 4,016thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,070thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,156thNicest Citizens: 4,389thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,920thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,535thHighest Food Quality: 5,784thHealthiest Citizens: 6,360thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,381stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,939thSafest: 8,036thLargest Governments: 8,641stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,616thSmartest Citizens: 10,069thMost Cultured: 12,391stMost Developed: 12,891stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,197thTop
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Most Income Equality: 16,088thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,971stLowest Crime Rates: 19,774thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,997thMost Scientifically Advanced: 26,919th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 34th in the region

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