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Drusselstein

Population7.49 billion

CapitalGimmelshtump
LeaderPresident Edmund Hawthorne
FaithChristianity

Currencypound
Animalermine

The Republic of Drusselstein is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by President Edmund Hawthorne with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.49 billion Drusselsteinians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gimmelshtump. The average income tax rate is 94.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Drusselsteinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,455 trillion pounds a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 194,361 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

War criminals are given full state funerals, an enormous health awareness programme is underway, sniffer dogs are trained to follow clouds of fruity-smelling vapor, and jaywalking is punishable by public flogging. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Drusselstein's national animal is the ermine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Drusselstein is ranked 205,947th in the world and 9,136th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.45 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 615thMost Influential: 959thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,529thMost Devout: 1,917thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,994thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,253rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,321stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,392ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,730thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,817thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,146thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,071stMost Efficient Economies: 4,342ndMost Subsidized Industry: 4,526thHealthiest Citizens: 4,578thLargest Black Market: 4,619thLargest Governments: 4,963rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,035thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,387thMost Developed: 5,629thBest Weather: 5,647thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,833rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,175thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,210thHighest Average Incomes: 6,761stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,104thMost Armed: 7,855thSmartest Citizens: 8,576thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,806thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,951stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,099thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,599thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,879thMost Cultured: 9,954thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 10,606thHighest Economic Output: 11,094thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,150thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,814thMost Stationary: 20,619th
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Most Devout: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 80th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 100th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 102nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 107th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 121st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 126th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 160th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 177th in the regionLargest Black Market: 194th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 197th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 228th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 249th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 250th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 254th in the regionLargest Governments: 255th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 276th in the regionMost Armed: 290th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 293rd in the regionBest Weather: 321st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 327th in the regionMost Developed: 334th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 335th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 346th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 352nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 358th in the regionMost Influential: 360th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 368th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 431st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 456th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 486th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 487th in the regionMost Cultured: 502nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 506th in the regionMost Stationary: 521st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 527th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 585th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 597th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 642nd in the regionLargest Populations: 695th in the region

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