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Lower French Gregballs

Population4.858 billion

CapitalSt Greg Ball Academy in the Fields
LeaderAnne-Marie Juliette

CurrencyFlorin
AnimalSeagull

The Jolly Fresh Fields of Lower French Gregballs is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Anne-Marie Juliette with an even hand, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, lack of airports, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.858 billion Lower French Gregballists enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Greg Ball Academy in the Fields. The average income tax rate is 85.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Lower French Gregballsian economy, worth 369 trillion Florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 76,098 Florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Farmers in arid regions are puzzled with government directions to plant rice this year, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius', sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour, and sex changes are routinely performed at Lower French Gregballs's hospitals. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lower French Gregballs's national animal is the Seagull, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lower French Gregballs is ranked 210,088th in the world and 130th in Refugia for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.47 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,809thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,977thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,999thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,353rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,464thBest Weather: 6,083rdMost Pacifist: 6,488thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,365thMost Influential: 7,368thMost Secular: 7,565thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,584thSafest: 8,607thMost Inclusive: 8,738thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,919thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,926thNicest Citizens: 10,082ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,626thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,946thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,481stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,871stHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,022ndTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 12,382ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,667thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,161stMost Cultured: 19,166thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,105thLargest Governments: 22,067thSmartest Citizens: 22,745th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lower French Gregballs was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower French Gregballs, sex changes are routinely performed at Lower French Gregballs's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower French Gregballs, sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour.
  • : Lower French Gregballs voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Ellenburg".
  • : Lower French Gregballs voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Native Prairies and Grasslands".
  • : Lower French Gregballs lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Lower French Gregballs was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate and Most Secular and the Top 10% for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower French Gregballs, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower French Gregballs, farmers in arid regions are puzzled with government directions to plant rice this year.
  • : Lower French Gregballs was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".

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