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Grills are cool. Joe Joesson
Most Influential: 2,430thMost Armed: 3,294thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,088th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Araste Gogristapland

Population912 million

CapitalGrillville
LeaderJoe Joesson

Currencygrill
Animalgrill

The Kingdom of Araste Gogristapland is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Joe Joesson with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 912 million Araste Gogristaplandians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Administration, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grillville. The average income tax rate is 48.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Araste Gogristaplandian economy, worth 134 trillion grills 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. 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 an impressive 147,493 grills, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks, ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain, gun ownership is compulsory, and foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in Araste Gogristapland. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Araste Gogristapland's national animal is the grill, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Araste Gogristapland is ranked 19,089th in the world and 4th in Riskia for Most Developed, scoring 82.57 on the Human Development Index.

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5%
Most Influential: 2,430thMost Armed: 3,294thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,088thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,578thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,316thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,090thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,343rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,378thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,107thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,199thLargest Retail Industry: 13,567thHighest Average Incomes: 14,023rdLargest Black Market: 14,365thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,369thMost Secular: 19,049thMost Developed: 19,089thMost Authoritarian: 19,960th
Top
5%
Most Armed: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Araste Gogristapland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed and the Top 10% for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in Araste Gogristapland.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, gun ownership is compulsory.
  • : Araste Gogristapland was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.
  • : Araste Gogristapland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces and the Top 10% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in Araste Gogristapland, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Araste Gogristapland.

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