| Motto: English: Strength lies in unity; |
Dutch: Eendracht maakt macht;
French: L'union fait la force;
German: Einigkeit macht stark
| National Anthem: Sons and Daughters of Ganchelkas; |
Imperial Anthem: God Save the Emperor
|Largest city||Nova Ganchelkas|
|Official language(s)||English, Dutch, French, German, Italian|
Minister of State
| Constitutional Monarchy|
HIM Geerhardt I
|28 February 1679|
• 2005 est.
|GDP (2005 est.)
• Per capita
|Currency||Merlina (1 Merlina = $1.7835)|
• Summer (DST)
| CET (UTC+1)|
|Stats: NSEconomy Pipian XML|
The Empire of Ganchelkas is a massive, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate, hard-working population of 3.619 billion enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and Commerce. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 69%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
The mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, all-natural foods are becoming a major fad, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, and children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ganchelkas's national animal is the ganchelkean shepherd, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Merlina.
Ganchelkas is ranked 3rd in the region and 79,082nd in the world for Largest Retail Sector.
The Empire of Ganchelkas heads the Imperial Confederation of Ganchelkas (more commonly referred to as "the Ganchelkean Empire"), not to be confused with the Empire of Ganchelkas (which refers to Ganchelkas proper only). The Imperial Confederation of Ganchelkas consists of the Empire of Ganchelkas, nine Imperial Crown Dependencies, fifteen Dominions and two Protectorates which enjoy varying degrees of autonomy.
The Imperial Coat of Arms of the Imperial House of Ganchelkas
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