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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 769th Most Influential: 1,492nd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,891st
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Abolishing communism is our enthusiasm
President Ernst Hofer
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Drusselstein

Population4.989 billion

CapitalHofersburg
LeaderPresident Ernst Hofer
FaithChristianity

Currencyflorin
Animallion

The Republic of Drusselstein is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Ernst Hofer with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, avowedly heterosexual populace, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.989 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hofersburg. The average income tax rate is 89.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Drusselsteinian economy, worth 814 trillion florins a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 163,275 florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, many in Drusselstein are born in the purple, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients, and bronze and marble supplies are running low as sculptors depict full-figured subjects. 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 lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Drusselstein is ranked 8,979th in the world and 549th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 87.68 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 769thMost Influential: 1,492ndTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,891stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,270thMost Devout: 2,672ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,967thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,212thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,321stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,622ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,612thLargest Black Market: 5,460thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,275thMost Efficient Economies: 7,311thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,424thBest Weather: 7,592ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,663rdTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8,126thLargest Governments: 8,386thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,500thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,559thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,829thMost Developed: 8,979thHighest Average Incomes: 10,056thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,090thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,745thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,747thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,096thMost Cultured: 12,646thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,966thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,576thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,853rdSmartest Citizens: 15,929th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 65th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 91st in the regionMost Devout: 116th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 119th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 121st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 125th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 127th in the regionLargest Black Market: 166th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 260th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 278th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 303rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 395th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 403rd in the regionBest Weather: 427th in the regionLargest Governments: 430th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 457th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 463rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 481st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 501st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 534th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 542nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 544th in the regionMost Developed: 549th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 569th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 571st in the regionMost Influential: 611th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 614th in the regionMost Cultured: 650th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 676th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 750th in the region

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