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The Grand Duchy of Damerloodds

“We Will Endure”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The Free Nations Region

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Damerloodds

Population1.368 billion

CapitalDamerloodds City
LeaderConsuls

Currencyducat
Animalfalcon

The Grand Duchy of Damerloodds is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Consuls with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate population of 1.368 billion Damerloodds have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Damerloodds City. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Damerloodd economy, worth 191 trillion ducats a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 139,817 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references, a traveller who once stubbed a toe on an Air Brancaland flight has been offered asylum, and the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Damerloodds's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Damerloodds is ranked 201,035th in the world and 460th in The Free Nations Region for Most Avoided, scoring 0.41 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Secular: 2,623rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,674thSafest: 5,353rdMost Influential: 5,552ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,004thLowest Crime Rates: 6,221stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,444thMost Developed: 7,732ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,064thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,486thHealthiest Citizens: 8,651stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,826thMost Inclusive: 8,830thLargest Governments: 8,918thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,214thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,251stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,317thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,498thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,810thSmartest Citizens: 10,326thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 10,640thMost Cultured: 10,751stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,951stBest Weather: 10,977thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,156thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,160thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,192ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,413thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,821stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,346thNicest Citizens: 13,524thHighest Average Incomes: 15,878thMost Pacifist: 18,530thMost Efficient Economies: 19,395thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,780th
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Most Secular: 8th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 25th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 29th in the regionMost Inclusive: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 36th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 38th in the regionBest Weather: 39th in the regionMost Influential: 39th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 39th in the region

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