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The Parliamentary Republic of Dankstergrad

“You write your story with a pen, not a pencil.” Shay Castava

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population7.738 billion

LeaderShay Castava
FaithChurch of All Worlds

AnimalRed Panda

The Parliamentary Republic of Dankstergrad is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Shay Castava with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.738 billion Danksterians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Savannah. The average income tax rate is 71.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Danksterian economy, worth 896 trillion Gradios a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 115,871 Gradios, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector, the aphorism "there's no need to argue" has been dismissed by Danksterians, lobbyists are trying to convince government to recategorize most natural disasters as "non-critical naturogenic inconveniences", and the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dankstergrad's national animal is the Red Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of All Worlds.

Dankstergrad is ranked 9,394th in the world and 285th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 87.01 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 962ndMost Influential: 1,326thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 3,579thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,657thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,716thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,056thHealthiest Citizens: 7,893rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,114thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,410thTop
Safest: 9,036thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,110thMost Developed: 9,394thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,400thSmartest Citizens: 9,414thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,693rdBest Weather: 10,062ndMost Stationary: 10,169thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,414thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,911thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,923rdNicest Citizens: 11,283rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,374thMost Cultured: 12,971stNudest: 13,983rdHighest Poor Incomes: 14,328thMost Pacifist: 15,030thHighest Economic Output: 16,293rd
Least Corrupt Governments: 120th in the regionMost Influential: 120th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 143rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 146th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 161st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 182nd in the regionMost Stationary: 194th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 214th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 224th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 225th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 247th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 262nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 268th in the regionMost Developed: 285th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 291st in the regionLargest Populations: 297th in the regionSafest: 310th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 311th in the regionBest Weather: 325th in the regionNudest: 335th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 339th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 361st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 363rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 375th in the regionNicest Citizens: 376th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 420th in the regionRudest Citizens: 539th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 582nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 591st in the regionLargest Governments: 598th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 613th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 619th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 627th in the region

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