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The Colony of Gargnys

“Is anyone thinking anything at all?”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Colony of Gargnys is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Elkan Theend with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 11.926 billion Gargnysians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ingarie. The average income tax rate is 68.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Gargnysian economy, worth a remarkable 1,054 trillion Delechies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Soda Sales, Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 88,416 Delechies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

The pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates, taking a walk on the wild side is punishable by death, and the nation's diplomats are all talk and no action. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gargnys's national animal is the toad, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Islam.

Gargnys is ranked 5,272nd in the world and 294th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 10,035.93 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,831stFattest Citizens: 3,096thMost Primitive: 4,410thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,625thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,074thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,272ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,294thLargest Black Market: 5,433rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,109thMost Ignorant Citizens: 8,470thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,514thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,518thTop
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Most Secular: 14,041stMost Corrupt Governments: 15,337thMost Avoided: 15,577thHighest Economic Output: 17,538thMost Efficient Economies: 19,032ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,653rdMost Authoritarian: 22,007th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 125th in the regionFattest Citizens: 138th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 182nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 187th in the regionMost Primitive: 196th in the regionLargest Black Market: 262nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 294th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 330th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 337th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 586th in the regionMost Stationary: 631st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 640th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 686th in the regionMost Secular: 733rd in the regionMost Avoided: 747th in the regionMost Influential: 766th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 773rd in the region

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