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Most Primitive: 645thMost Devout: 6,053rdMost Pacifist: 8,860th
The Dwarf Planet of
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i like flowers too!
Hasira Lactiflora Paeonia
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Population3.499 billion

CapitalUtaka Angarika and Saint Chamel
LeaderHasira Lactiflora Paeonia

CurrencyBartering Trade
Animalall life

The Dwarf Planet of Gonggong is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Hasira Lactiflora Paeonia with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 3.499 billion Gongs 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Utaka Angarika and Saint Chamel. The average income tax rate is 50.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Gong economy, worth 95.4 trillion Bartering Trades a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Soda Sales, and Gambling. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 27,265 Bartering Trades, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, builders spend more time negotiating "tasteful architecture" than on actual construction, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons', and orange trees find it's not easy being green. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gonggong's national animal is the all life, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Gonggong.

Gonggong is ranked 104,195th in the world and 787th in 10000 Islands for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 1,804.71 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Primitive: 645thTop
Most Devout: 6,053rdMost Pacifist: 8,860thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,421stTop
Nicest Citizens: 15,982ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,123rdSafest: 18,376thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,128thMost Inclusive: 24,041stMost Cheerful Citizens: 26,286thBest Weather: 29,259thMost Valuable International Artwork: 30,327th
Most Primitive: 10th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 66th in the regionMost Politically Free: 81st in the region

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