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The Sensible State of Gran Toreno

“Peace, Democracy, Sensibility”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: Balder

Regional Influence: Newcomer


The Sensible State of Gran Toreno is a massive, safe nation, ruled by The Council of Gran Toreno with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.017 billion Torens 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 enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hope. The average income tax rate is 95.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Torenian economy, worth 563 trillion Toren Bills 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 140,167 Toren Bills, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Producers insist that movie stars wear crash helmets in every scene, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, and returning tourists and businessmen are detained without trial if they belong to the "wrong" religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gran Toreno's national animal is the Crane, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gran Toreno is ranked 194,329th in the world and 6,236th in Balder for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -6.45 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Pacifist: 2,075thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,610thSafest: 2,691stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,767thNicest Citizens: 2,926thMost Inclusive: 3,074thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,502ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,580thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,765thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,929thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,972ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,181stHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,191stLowest Crime Rates: 5,310thBest Weather: 5,471stMost Developed: 5,734thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,750thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,925thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,981stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,722ndMost Cultured: 6,780thSmartest Citizens: 6,987thLargest Governments: 7,077thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,459thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,798thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,062ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,874thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,504thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,395thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 14,238thHighest Average Incomes: 16,626thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,386thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,863rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,822nd
Most Pacifist: 79th in the regionMost Inclusive: 80th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 90th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 93rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 99th in the regionSafest: 124th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 154th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 199th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 201st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 203rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 216th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 216th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 224th in the regionMost Developed: 237th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 251st in the regionBest Weather: 252nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 257th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 262nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 267th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 282nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 310th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 312th in the regionMost Cultured: 318th in the regionLargest Governments: 326th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 380th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 398th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 503rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 521st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 566th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 581st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 770th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 771st in the region

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