Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Peonies and Marigolds of Gonggong

“I like flowers”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Location: 10000 Islands

Regional Influence: Nipper


The Peonies and Marigolds of Gonggong is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Podi with a fair hand, and remarkable for its fear of technology, lack of airports, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.716 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 49.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Gong economy, worth 48.7 trillion Bartering Trades a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Soda Sales, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 28,389 Bartering Trades, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Gongs submit requests for a date in writing with an enclosed RSVP card, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, there's more hugging than talking in most talk shows, and the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one. 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 181,844th in the world and 1,226th in 10000 Islands for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.5 crimes per hour.

Most Primitive: 624thTop
Most Devout: 5,546thMost Pacifist: 8,424thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,944thTop
Nicest Citizens: 14,777thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,995thSafest: 16,539thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,494thMost Inclusive: 22,604thMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,785thBest Weather: 24,543rdMost Politically Free: 25,324th
Most Primitive: 10th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 67th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 132nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 177th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 195th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: