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Largest Retail Industry: 786thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 967thLargest Gambling Industry: 971st
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Power to the People
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Truckler
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
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Dawsinian

Population17.93 billion

CapitalTown's End
LeaderDenth Kasten

CurrencyPound Sterling
AnimalDuck

The People's Commune of Dawsinian is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Denth Kasten with an even hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, prohibition of alcohol, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 17.93 billion Dawsinians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The tiny, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Town's End. The average income tax rate is 1.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Dawsinian economy, worth a remarkable 3,012 trillion Pound Sterlings 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 black market in Information Technology, Retail, Gambling, 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 168,003 Pound Sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention, the best doughnut stores have been taken over by foreign police officers, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, and the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Dawsinian's national animal is the Duck, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Dawsinian is ranked 39,956th in the world and 49th in Wintreath for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 4,040.38 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 786thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 967thLargest Gambling Industry: 971stHighest Crime Rates: 1,338thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,379thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,467thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,540thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 3,437thMost Avoided: 3,578thMost Influential: 3,636thLargest Black Market: 3,789thMost Cultured: 4,670thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,006thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,219thHighest Economic Output: 5,875thMost Secular: 5,932ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,605thRudest Citizens: 8,087thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,561stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,150thMost Inclusive: 10,912thHighest Food Quality: 10,939thHighest Average Incomes: 11,956thSmartest Citizens: 13,274thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,441stLargest Populations: 15,305thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,321stMost Income Equality: 21,732nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 27th in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Income Equality: 34th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 34th in the regionNudest: 36th in the regionMost Inclusive: 37th in the region

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