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The Catfishe's Republic of Goshnia and Goshnigovina

“catfish is more than a fish”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Location: The Communist Bloc

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Catfishe's Republic of Goshnia and Goshnigovina is a huge, genial nation, ruled by Stepan Somov with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic population of 869 million Goshnians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Welfare, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reisa. The average income tax rate is 80.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Goshnia and Goshnigovinan economy, worth 72.3 trillion Goshniars 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 Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Average income is 83,216 Goshniars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The navy is hoping to hear the enemy shout "you sank my battleship!", enemy agents are generally eliminated with extreme prejudice, tourists ask to stay in the same pleasant accommodations where foreign prisoners are kept, and the government hopes that Federation janitors overhear all of the good gossip. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Goshnia and Goshnigovina's national animal is the Catfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Goshnia and Goshnigovina is ranked 20,070th in the world and 417th in The Communist Bloc for Highest Poor Incomes, with 78,616.71 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 5,408thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,307thBest Weather: 6,386thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,774thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,063rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,487thMost Income Equality: 9,766thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,195thNicest Citizens: 10,516thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,974thMost Inclusive: 11,876thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,112thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,298thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 13,430thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,510thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,666thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,753rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,991stHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,116thHighest Food Quality: 15,297thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,659thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,808thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,930thMost Secular: 18,163rdSmartest Citizens: 19,575thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,854thMost Rebellious Youth: 20,043rdHighest Poor Incomes: 20,070thSafest: 22,133rdMost Cultured: 23,217thMost Subsidized Industry: 25,957thLargest Governments: 26,048th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 97th in the regionBest Weather: 124th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 143rd in the regionNudest: 144th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Shamian, Saimi, and Brenirven.