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Diche Choklate

Population5.229 billion

LeaderPresident Sneed


The New Republic of Diche Choklate is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Sneed with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, infamous sell-swords, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.229 billion Choklatians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Townsville. The average income tax rate is 5.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Choklatian economy, worth a remarkable 1,488 trillion Cashmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 284,717 Cashmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Apprentice builders get teased for wearing hard hats, minorities play dumb to get more welfare payments, a third of Choklatians are e-certified CEOs, and it is typical to be greeted by a string of curse words in Choklatian restaurants. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Diche Choklate's national animal is the Alligator, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Canoism.

Diche Choklate is ranked 37,528th in the world and 104th in Sonindia for Most Developed, scoring 69.4 on the Human Development Index.

Rudest Citizens: 369thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 510thFattest Citizens: 772ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 863rdLargest Retail Industry: 883rdMost Avoided: 996thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,165thMost Armed: 1,269thHighest Crime Rates: 1,374thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,977thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,167thLargest Mining Sector: 2,295thHighest Average Incomes: 2,298thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,466thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,563rdHighest Drug Use: 2,637thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,905thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,917thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,974thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,095thMost Efficient Economies: 3,102ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,220thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,526thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,808thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,031stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,140thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,211thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,352ndMost Inclusive: 4,581stLargest Black Market: 5,355thSmartest Citizens: 5,815thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,974thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,349thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,457thMost Cultured: 7,641stTop
Highest Economic Output: 10,660thMost Secular: 11,535thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,599thLargest Governments: 11,774thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,025thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,366thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,086th
Most Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionNudest: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 30th in the regionLargest Populations: 30th in the region

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