The Lavender Menace

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The Empire of The Lavender Menace
Region: Gay
Motto: "You can bash us with fists and words, but we'll bash you with bombs."
Map: Click Here
Official Languages: Kundanese (Primary),
English (Secondary)
Capital: Groean
Population: 40,001,276
Currency: Gay Dollar (GD)
Supreme Ruler: Emperor Vicuus I



The Empire of The Lavender Menace is a large, economically powerful nation, notable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 40 million are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The large, corrupt government is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Healthcare receiving almost no funds by comparison. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15%. A healthy private sector is dominated by the Automobile Manufacturing industry.

Animal Liberationists are regularly jailed, voting is compulsory, a dictator has seized power and outlawed elections, and the right to free speech is being drastically curtailed. Crime is a serious problem. The Lavender Menace's national animal is the game cock and its currency is the gay dollar.

The Lavender Menace is ranked 111th in the region and 62,082nd in the world for Most Comprehensive Public Healthcare.:




Political Map

Geographic Coordinates
20 00 N, 145 00 W

total: 1,037,300 sq km
water: 12,500 sq km
land: 1,024,800 sq km

Land Boundaries
total: 2,289km
border countries: northern borderlands 633km, Kerla 1,224km, eastern borderlands 254km, southern borderlands 178km

2,656 km

Maritime Claims
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
territorial sea: 12 NM

predominantly temperate; tropical in far south; sub-tropical humid in center; temperate in north

predominately coastal plains; foothills and tropical forests west and south of the Bleumont mountain range

Elevation Extremes
lowest point: Murphy’s Pointe -10m
highest point: Dreszemier Peak 736m

Natural Resources
major deposits of natural gas and coal, varying minerals, most notably vast nickel deposits, several precious stones including large carbon and diamond deposits, and untapped timber

Land Use
arable land: 3.26%
permanent crops: 0.09%
other: 96.65%

Irrigated Land
4,280 sq km

Natural Hazards
violent geothermal eruptions and tremors off the southwestern tip of the country; navigational hazard posed by coral reefs off the northwest coast

Environmental Issues
limited inroads being made into the sensitive upper Bleumont rainforests to facilitate mining of uranium


Age Structure
0-14 years: 18.8% (male 9,205,552; female 9,096,395)
15-64 years: 67.4% (male 32,137,678; female 33,476,748)
65 years and over: 13.8% (male 5,757,603; female 7,676,805)

Median Age
total: 39.3 years
male: 37.8 years
female: 40.3 years
Population Growth Rate

Birth Rate
13.71 births/1,000 population

Death Rate
9.26 deaths/1,000 population

Net Migration Rate
2.27 migrants/1,000 population

Sex Ratio
at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female

Infant Mortality Rate
total: 11.81 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 10.3 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 13.14 deaths/1,000 live births

Life Expectancy at Birth
total population: 69.94 years
male: 68.04 years
female: 71.73 years

Total Fertility Rate
1.87 children born/woman

noun: Galdagan(s)
adjective: Galdagan

Ethnic Groups
Galdagan 71.5%, Acadian Paristani 10.8%, Celdonian 8.2%, Kerlan 5.8%, Other 3.7%

Roman Catholic 84%, Protestant 9%, Other 7%

Celdonian (official) 92%, Galdagan (official) 38%, Acadian Paristani 9%

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.2%
male: 99.2%
female: 99.2%


Country Name
conventional long form: The Commonwealth of Galdago
conventional short form: Galdago
former: The Greater Galdagan Empire

Government Type
federalist social commonwealth


Administrative Divisions
23 states and 1 federal city*; Alçaera, Astralis, Bailey, Beckmond, Bleumont, Caliverde, Cora, Comaira, Coronada*, Courton, Downing, Galjour, Goddard, Landerich, Litheia, Marcelanus, Montevera, Murphy Island, New Athens, Newhaven, Peleus, Segallion, Sheryland, Vespus

29 July 1934 (from the Greater Galdgan Empire)

National Holiday
Commonwealth Day, 29 July (1934)

Articles of Federation
27 September 1935, effective 4 April 1937

Legal System
civil law system; judicial review of legislative and executive acts; has accepted full CJA jurisidction

18 years of age, universal

Executive Branch
chief of state: Prime Minister Lance S. Thibodeaux (since 15 April 1998); note - the Prime Minister is both the chief of state and head of the government
head of government: Prime Minister Lance S. Thibodeaux (since 15 April 1998); Ministerial Adjutant Caitlin E. Valdez (since 15 April 1998); Secretary of State Katherine M. Sanchez (since 21 April 2004)
cabinet: Cabinet or Gabinete appointed by the Prime Minister with a 2/5 approval of the Greater Assembly or Asamblea Mayor
elections: Top three executive positions of Prime Minister, Ministerial Adjutant, and Secretary of State are elected directly by the electorate every six years via plurality vote
election results: Lance S. Thibodeaux (Common Welfare Party) 39%, Raymond G. Alberada (Ecosanct Party) 33%, Consuela V. Martinez (Progressive Evolution Party) 18%, Georgia E. Maxwell (Collective Solidarity Party) 9%

Legislative Branch
unicameral congress consists of the Greater Assembly or Asamblea Mayor (138 seats; each half renewed every three years; six representatives are appointed by elected state officials to represent each state)
appointments: last made 1 January 2004 (next to be made 1 January 2007);
appointment results: seats by party - Common Welfare Party 58, Ecosanct Party 41, Progressive Evolution Party 16, Collective Solidarity Party 15, Capital Value Reform Party 5, Galdagan Ascendancy Party 3

Judicial Branch
Superior Court (highest domestic court with seven directly-elected liftime justices); Regional Courts of Appeal; State Courts; Municipal Courts

Political Parties and Leaders
Party Leader Platform Seats Percentage
Common Welfare Party (CW) Marcos A. Monelli
  • Values social equality and welfare programs; has lobbied somewhat unsuccessfully for revised and improved healthcare programs
  • Has gained significant ground in past years by advancing social equality programs and increased equality spending; values civil rights protections and is a strong proponent of the IFTA
  • Wishes to revisit education programs to produce a more effective system while eliminating presently burgeoning government waste on education spending
  • Champions of the existing federalist balance within Galdago and resistant to greater centralization within the CACE
58 42%
Ecosanct Party (E) Maria L. Alesi
  • Values the safeguarding and expansion of current civil rights doctrine
  • Has successfully channeled significant monies from defense spending into the expansion of SIERRA and development of alternative energy sources, but has not called for further budget redistribution
  • Emphasizes continued defensive military posturing and maintenance of existing industrial policy
  • Would like to encourage environmental standards within the IFTA and wishes to remain a part of the CACE
41 30%
Progressive Evolution Party (PE) Jesse T. Sanders
  • Values sustained civil rights advocacy
  • Wants to lessen autocratic structures and alter functions of economic planning boards in order to provide limited free-enterprise while keeping utilities and healthcare under the administration of the government
  • Resistant to further international entanglement and holds reservations about IFTA membership
  • Wishes to withdraw from the CACE
  • Wishes to channel much of existing defense spending into healthcare reform
  • Favors revision of electoral practices for more direct citizen rule
16 12%
Collective Solidarity Party (CS) Nicolai S. Petrova
  • Wishes to dissolve regional economic planning boards and turn over economic planning control to the Aperin Central Economic Planning Board
  • Strong advocate of further CACE integration and centralized continental as well as international economic and defense planning; *Values increasing globalization and integration of Galdagan systems of governance
  • Favors a more aggressive foreign policy of anti-capital revolutionary assistance and instigation
  • Emphasizes worker rights protection and is a staunch advocate of continued IFTA membership
15 11%
Capital Value Reform Party (KVR) Miriam G. Farnsworth
  • Advocates dissolution of economic planning practices along with CACE and IFTA membership and a return to free markets
  • Wishes to reform the educational system towards knowledge-oriented training over skills-based training
  • Presses for funneling of present social equality, welfare, and environmental spending into increased standing defense forces
  • Advocates a complete restructuring of the electoral system in order to directly elect national assemblymen
5 3%
Galdagan Ascendancy Party (GA) Frederico N. Suarez
  • Wishes to establish rigid centralized authority and abolish regional economic planning councils in favor of centralized planning and producing a job for every Galdagan
  • Emphasizes Galdagan nationalism and creation of a Galdagan autarky
  • Wishes to withdraw from the CACE and IFTA and reinstate the geldar as the national currency
  • Places reformation, improvement, and expansion of Galdagan society, industry, and territory as the highest priority
3 2%

International Organization Participation

Flag Description
white 23-rayed sun to the upper hoist-side over three white bands which cut the flag diagonally and converge in the lower hoist-side corner on an indigo background


purchasing power parity - Ŧ2.13 trillion ATN

GDP Real Growth Rate

GDP Per Capita
purchasing power parity - Ŧ21,843 ATN

GDP Composition by Sector

Investment (Gross fixed)
18.83% of GDP

Population Below Poverty Line

Distribution of Family Income (Gini Index)

Inflation Rate

Labor Force

Labor Force by Occupation

Unemployment Rate

revenues: Ŧ5.528 trillion ATN
expenditures: Ŧ? trillion ATN

Industrial Production Growth Rate

Electricity Production
1.27 trillion kWh

Electricity Production by Source
fossil fuel: 58.2%
hydro: 4.6%
nuclear: 32.4%
other: 4.8%

Electricity Consumption
1.19 trillion kWh

Electricity Exports
4.70 billion kWh

Electricity Imports
10.83 billion kWh

Oil Production

Oil Consumption

Oil Exports

Oil Imports

Proved Oil Reserves

Natural Gas Production
88.44 billion m³

Natural Gas Consumption
82.1 billion m³

Natural Gas Exports
11.16 billion m³

Natural Gas Imports
2.41 billion m³

Proved Natural Gas Reserves
1.79 trillion m³

Agriculture Products


Export Commodities

Export Partners


Import Commodities

External Debt

Aperin Thennat (ATN)

Currency Code

Fiscal Year
Calendar Year




Transnational Issues

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