The Theocracy of Gold Berry is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, public floggings, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 25.757 billion Gold Berryians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Social Policy. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 81.0%.
The strong Gold Berryian economy, worth a remarkable 1,385 trillion lilies 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 53,780 lilies, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.
The insurance industry is outlawed, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails, wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby, and record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been recorded. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gold Berry's national animal is the poodle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Gold Berry's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Gold Berry's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Gold Berry was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Gold Berry ceased to exist in Balder.
- : Gold Berry's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Gold Berry's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Gold Berry's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Gold Berry was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Gold Berry's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Gold Berry was refounded in Balder.