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The Western Protectorate of Dalimbar

“No family is safe when I sashay”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the West Pacific

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Dalimbar

Population32.265 billion

CapitalSaint Andreisberg
LeaderProtector General Markus Briand
FaithDalism

CurrencyDali's patience
AnimalLibreagle

The Western Protectorate of Dalimbar is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Protector General Markus Briand with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, avant-garde cinema, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 32.265 billion Dalimbari 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Andreisberg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.4%.

The all-consuming Dalimbari economy, worth a remarkable 2,769 trillion Dali's patiences 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Information Technology and Cheese Exports. 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 85,825 Dali's patiences, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 361,873 per year while the poor average 13,189, a ratio of 27.4 to 1.

Officer recruitment and police brutality have reached an all-time high, it's a marvellous night for a moon dance as the sparks on your home start to rise, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order, and male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dalimbar's national animal is the Libreagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Dalism.

Dalimbar is ranked 1,796th in the world and 40th in the West Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 1,602 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Black Market: 1,796thLargest Populations: 1,807thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,508thMost Influential: 2,752ndBest Weather: 3,922ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,102ndHighest Economic Output: 5,271stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,486thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,509thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,871stHealthiest Citizens: 9,020thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,427thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,113thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,111thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,331stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,017thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,553rdMost Rebellious Youth: 13,790thLowest Crime Rates: 15,523rdMost Advanced Public Education: 16,368thMost Secular: 17,711thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,960thMost Cultured: 19,100thSmartest Citizens: 19,709thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,779thMost Developed: 20,961stMost Stationary: 21,736thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,234thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24,081st
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Largest Populations: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 36th in the regionLargest Black Market: 40th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 68th in the regionBest Weather: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 87th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 90th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 94th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 97th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 157th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 161st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 171st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 192nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 229th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 240th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 240th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 249th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 265th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 289th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 305th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 311th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 326th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 389th in the regionMost Cultured: 395th in the regionMost Secular: 405th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 406th in the regionMost Developed: 412th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 426th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 430th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dalimbar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Dalimbar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Dalimbar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Dalimbar altered its national flag.
  • : Dalimbar's influence in The West Pacific fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
  • : Dalimbar lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Dalimbar lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Dalimbar lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Dalimbar, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Dalimbar, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order.

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