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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,472ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,825thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,971st
The Green Otter's State of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Aequalitatem in speciebus!
Lutra Otto
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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Garbelia

Population2.236 billion

CapitalGarvida
LeaderLutra Otto
FaithLutrianism

CurrencyCryptoGarbel
AnimalOtter

The Green Otter's State of Garbelia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lutra Otto with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.236 billion Garbeli love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

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 95.9%.

The all-consuming Garbelery economy, worth 225 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 highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 100,971 CryptoGarbels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, and those who cut young children are told to cut it out. 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 240,972nd in the world and 394th in Forest for Most Armed, with 0.14 weapons per person.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,472ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,825thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,971stTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,528thMost Influential: 2,578thBest Weather: 2,897thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,980thMost Pacifist: 3,387thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,659thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,709thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,829thMost Inclusive: 3,833rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,288thNicest Citizens: 4,336thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,356thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,554thMost Secular: 5,412thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,729thHighest Food Quality: 5,879thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,930thHealthiest Citizens: 6,564thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,038thSafest: 8,162ndLargest Governments: 9,213thSmartest Citizens: 10,093rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,192ndTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 14,110thMost Cultured: 14,686thMost Income Equality: 14,723rdMost Subsidized Industry: 15,289thMost Developed: 17,228thLowest Crime Rates: 17,666thMost Scientifically Advanced: 24,121st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 26th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 41st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, those who cut young children are told to cut it out.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Garbelia lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Garbelia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Omnibus Due Process Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
  • : Following new legislation in Garbelia, trespassers entering Lutra Otto's office are immediately vaporized.
  • : Garbelia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Dalimbar".
  • : Garbelia was endorsed by The Royal State of Daarwyrth.

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