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Factbook of Garrystan

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People's Republic of Garrystan
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Geography

Relative location: East Europe
Absolute location: +50.513427 -27.773438
Area: 303,955 km2
Comparative area: Philippines, Poland
Coastline length: 0 km (landlocked)
Terrain: Grasslands, forests, swamps and deserts
Climate:
Northern Region
January: 3.2February: 3.9March: 4.8April: 5.5May: 9.4June: 14.4July: 15.6August: 9.4September: 7.7October: 4.6November: 3.5December: 2.3

Southern Region
January: -4.5February: 1.1March: 4.2April: 7.6May: 14.5June: 18.7July: 21.3August: 20.4September: 14.8October: 9.7November: 5.6December: -1.6

Highest elevation: 1,567 meters
Natural resources: None (destroyed by nuclear bombs and radiation)
Enviromental issues: Nuclear radiation (especially largely present in the northern area of the country)
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Flat grasslands.
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Hilly grasslands.
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Temperate desert.
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Swamps.
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Constructed grasslands.


People and Population

Total population: 2,116,691
Density: 6.7/km2
Median age: 28 years
Population growth rate: 0.1%
Net migration rate: Negative
Life expectancy at birth: 34 years
Ethnic groups: 93% Garrystanian, 7% Other
Religions: 99% Atheism, 1% Other
Languages: 75% English, 6% Spanish, 6% Russian, 5% French, 8% Other
Literacy: 12%

The amount of children is almost zero, because of men and women being separated by barbaric police forces. In fact, the whole country only has 5 schools in total.


History

1437: Independence
The papers of how the nation became independent were lost, but papers on when the nation became still exist. Latin was originally spoken in the area, and the original name of it was Gratusterra. The nation had a system similar to the roman empire. Democracy was introduced in 1922.
1961: Coup d'état and Garry as the ruler
In 1961, a man known as Garry (his real name is unknown, as it has been hidden from the public since) leads a Coup d'état against the government. Garry holds complete power, all democracy is removed, and the nation is renamed to "Garrystan".
1964: Rebels revolt
Citizens begin to kill government officials and police. 300,000 lives are lost, and the fight continues until 1968 when Garry bombs to southern part of the country with nuclear bombs. Garry's rule continues.
2003: Rebels revolt again
The citizens begin to fight in a similar fashion like before. The fight continues until 2006, when Garry bombs the northern part of the country.
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An abandoned settlement touched by the nuclear bombs (City 8 ).


Economy

The country's economy has been completely devastated since 1961, as a result of the war.

Gross domestic product: $102.736 million
GDP per capita: $92
Population below poverty line: 98%
Unemployment rate: 79%
Income tax rate: 11%
Inflation rate: 52%

Most Garrystanians can't afford a house, so the average citizen moves into houses without paying for them (and they move out again as soon as police forces patrol the area).

There is, however, a small amount of rich people. They are usually part of the media industry.

Garrynians being poor might tarnish the classic image of poor people as beggars on the street, having dirty and worn out clothers, et cetera - however, this is far from the truth. The average citizen simply steal until they have what they need. Their quality of life is likely the same as a middle-class person, despite them being listed as 'poor' in the statistics.


Government and Political Structure

Country name (long form): People's Republic of Garrystan
Country name (short form): Garrystan
Country name (common reference): Garrystan
Government: Dictatorship / Autocracy
Capital city: Bigcity
Administrative divisions
Garrystan is divided into 13 districts.
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Major cities
1. Bigcity - Population: 1,145,677
2. Evocity - Population: 10,450
3. Oviscity - Population: 8,203
4. Sunvale - Population: 1,742
5. Downtown - Population: 1,190
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Bigcity, the capital of the nation.

Constitution: None - the original constitution was eliminated when Garry came into power, and there has not been written another one
Legal system: A set of rules that exist in the country are to be followed by the citizens, or else they will be arrested. Other than that, police officers have permission to arrest citizens for any reason they have. Capital punishment exists, and it is done mostly by shooting or hanging, but any method of death can legally be used. Citizens are not allowed to kill each other, but they are however allowed to kill anyone that breaks into their home without getting arrested.


Transport

Transport is done mostly by walking, as the number of cars is very sparse. On average, there is 1 car per 1114 person. For this reason, it is difficult for people to move far away from the area they live in. Most seen cars are wrecks (war is the reason for this). The only form of public transport is by train.

There is also very few major roads in the country; in fact, it has no highways and it has few train tracks. No roads go out of the country, as citizens are not allowed to leave it.

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All major roads and train tracks in the country.


Gallery - Sights in Garrystan

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Vox, the biggest train station in the country.

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Ditto. "Train" is misspelled here as "Tren", demonstrating the often poor literacy of Garrynians.

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Ditto.

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Sunvale, a northern town that has year-round fog.

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Robynsville, a forested area that is the subject location of the film 'Bodies of Robynsville'.

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One of the many constructed freshwater lakes. They are often a stable source of water for many people.

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A strangely occuring butte in the water.

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At the same location, there is a cliff.

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There was once a mental institution in the country, but it was closed in 1993 because of poor revenue.

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Excess Island, a constructed island.

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A bridge that is subject to a massive car crash in 1966 that caused 7 deaths. The place is now rumored to be haunted.
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Postby Garrystan » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:10 am

Feel free to ask questions.

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Postby The Republic of Mattlandia » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:37 am

All I can say is that the places are awesome.
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Postby WhuPing » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:39 am

Like the use of GMOD maps.

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Postby Garrystan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:44 am

The Republic of Mattlandia wrote:All I can say is that the places are awesome.


Thank you. I might post a gallery later, if i find time.


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Postby Garrystan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:22 am

There is now a gallery in the OP. I might expand it some time.

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Postby Dukopolious » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:25 am

1 question, why is your unemployment rate so high? 79%?
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Postby Kentsland » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:30 am

Love the pictures, what did you use to make them?

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Postby Garrystan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:34 am

Dukopolious wrote:1 question, why is your unemployment rate so high? 79%?


The citizens are very skilled at stealing; therefore, they are not so dependent on money, and crime is basically their career. Also, they often live far away from workplaces (out on the countryside), and they don't own a car or anything, so they find themselves unable to go to work.

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Postby Garrystan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:35 am

Kentsland wrote:Love the pictures, what did you use to make them?


Garry's Mod. You can download Steam from http://store.steampowered.com/, and buy Garry's Mod from there.

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Postby Dukopolious » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:03 am

Garrystan wrote:
Dukopolious wrote:1 question, why is your unemployment rate so high? 79%?


The citizens are very skilled at stealing; therefore, they are not so dependent on money, and crime is basically their career. Also, they often live far away from workplaces (out on the countryside), and they don't own a car or anything, so they find themselves unable to go to work.



Your saying 3/4 people in your nation (More than that actually), spend their lives simply stealing? You do realize your GDP will be virtually non-existent then. And when you don't own a car, you work close. Like people in villages, or massive cities.
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Postby Garrystan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:34 am

Dukopolious wrote:
Garrystan wrote:
The citizens are very skilled at stealing; therefore, they are not so dependent on money, and crime is basically their career. Also, they often live far away from workplaces (out on the countryside), and they don't own a car or anything, so they find themselves unable to go to work.



Your saying 3/4 people in your nation (More than that actually), spend their lives simply stealing? You do realize your GDP will be virtually non-existent then. And when you don't own a car, you work close. Like people in villages, or massive cities.


It is. The GDP is $102.736 million. That is extremely low, compared to (for example) Palau, which has a GDP of $164 million, but only has 21,000 inhabitants. These $102 million are basically made up of the 5,000-something rich people that live in the country. The GDP per capita in Garrystan is $92.

A thing i forgot to say about workplaces is that the number of workplaces is low (again because of the poverty). The only workplaces that exist is small grocery stores in the cities and the media industry, virtually.

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Postby Dukopolious » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:43 am

Garrystan wrote:
Dukopolious wrote:

Your saying 3/4 people in your nation (More than that actually), spend their lives simply stealing? You do realize your GDP will be virtually non-existent then. And when you don't own a car, you work close. Like people in villages, or massive cities.


It is. The GDP is $102.736 million. That is extremely low, compared to (for example) Palau, which has a GDP of $164 million, but only has 21,000 inhabitants. These $102 million are basically made up of the 5,000-something rich people that live in the country. The GDP per capita in Garrystan is $92.

A thing i forgot to say about workplaces is that the number of workplaces is low (again because of the poverty). The only workplaces that exist is small grocery stores in the cities and the media industry, virtually.


My mistake I thought you set your GDP as 102 Billion. :palm:

So what is your government doing to improve that?
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Postby Garrystan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:51 am

Dukopolious wrote:So what is your government doing to improve that?


Nothing. It is probably the most greedy, corrupt government in the world, but the people have learned to cope with that. A line in the factbook describes that pretty well;


Garrynians being poor might tarnish the classic image of poor people as beggars on the street, having dirty and worn out clothers, et cetera - however, this is far from the truth. The average citizen simply steal until they have what they need. Their quality of life is likely the same as a middle-class person, despite them being listed as 'poor' in the statistics.

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Postby The Republic of Mattlandia » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:26 pm

Can I make any militaristic things? Like Garry bombs? Or Police Forces?
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Postby Garrystan » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:49 am

The Republic of Mattlandia wrote:Can I make any militaristic things? Like Garry bombs? Or Police Forces?


Yes, i don't know how that would work out, but go ahead.


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