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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,022ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,803rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,467th
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Population323 million


The Republic of Distalkis is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its ban on automobiles, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 323 million Distalkisians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 41.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Distalkisian economy, worth 17.1 trillion masterpieces a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 52,798 masterpieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, posing for pictures is an integral part of military training, and sports club owners are having a moneyball. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Distalkis's national animal is the porpoise, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Distalkis is ranked 96,459th in the world and 3,300th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 33.17 quips per hour.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,022ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,803rdTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,467thMost Influential: 12,141stTop
Nicest Citizens: 19,440thMost Pacifist: 20,033rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,980thBest Weather: 23,048thMost Cultured: 23,207thMost Compassionate Citizens: 25,044thMost Beautiful Environments: 25,219th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 47th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 324th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 704th in the regionMost Cultured: 725th in the regionBest Weather: 733rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 748th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 787th in the regionMost Pacifist: 826th in the regionMost Influential: 829th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 880th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 897th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 998th in the region

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