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The Democratic Technomancy of Gurkland

“Ab ovo, Usque ad mala”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Happy Utopia

Regional Influence: Dominator


The Democratic Technomancy of Gurkland is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Mitriel Vulanio with a fair hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, otherworldly petting zoo, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 14.968 billion Gurklandians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sheoth. The average income tax rate is 94.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Gurklandian economy, worth a remarkable 5,654 trillion Freigelds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 377,779 Freigelds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign policy is based upon the principle of sieve and take, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, and video evidence of cruel animal experiments tends to be of poor quality. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gurkland's national animal is the Pegasus, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Madokaism.

Gurkland is ranked 239,308th in the world and 5th in Happy Utopia for Fattest Citizens, with 0.99 Obesity Rate.

Most Efficient Economies: 137thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 228thMost Secular: 346thMost Scientifically Advanced: 385thMost Subsidized Industry: 415thLargest Agricultural Sector: 485thMost Developed: 530thSmartest Citizens: 602ndLongest Average Lifespans: 603rdMost Inclusive: 646thHealthiest Citizens: 687thMost Cheerful Citizens: 719thMost Cultured: 723rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 740thHighest Poor Incomes: 859thHighest Average Incomes: 987thNicest Citizens: 1,101stLargest Governments: 1,229thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,381stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,456thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,589thLowest Crime Rates: 1,655thSafest: 1,669thHighest Economic Output: 1,679thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,852ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,064thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,125thRudest Citizens: 2,355thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,356thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,521stLargest Retail Industry: 2,554thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,568thMost Pacifist: 3,953rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,967thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,428thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,708thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,990thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,206thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,950thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,769thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,603rdBest Weather: 10,764thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,934thTop
Most Influential: 15,829thLargest Populations: 16,741stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,368th

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