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The Frosty Wastes of Daraln

“No need for introduction if you are already known” Kira Rosberg

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Conch Kingdom

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Daraln

Population5.744 billion

CapitalNye Rhendam
LeaderKira Rosberg
Faithᛒᛚᛁᚲᛊᚢᛗᛖᚾᛊᚱᛖᚨᚾ

CurrencyShark
AnimalBat

The Frosty Wastes of Daraln is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Kira Rosberg with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 5.744 billion Daralnians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nye Rhendam. The average income tax rate is 73.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Daralnian economy, worth 925 trillion Sharks 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. 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 an impressive 161,207 Sharks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many mayors are barely in office before being kicked out for minor parking violations, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", reflection is vital for badly behaved politicians, and the new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep. Crime is totally unknown. Daraln's national animal is the Bat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is ᛒᛚᛁᚲᛊᚢᛗᛖᚾᛊᚱᛖᚨᚾ.

Daraln is ranked 77,157th in the world and 90th in Conch Kingdom for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 207,134 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 934thMost Secular: 1,785thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,618thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,498thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,422ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,665thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,699thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,021stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,146thLargest Black Market: 10,090thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,302ndMost Rebellious Youth: 11,367thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,430thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,044thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,224thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,022ndMost Developed: 13,758thMost Inclusive: 13,843rdMost Cultured: 13,874thLargest Mining Sector: 14,017thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,521stTop
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Highest Food Quality: 15,468thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,222ndHighest Average Incomes: 18,027thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18,882ndHealthiest Citizens: 21,975thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,749thSmartest Citizens: 23,913thLargest Governments: 23,995thMost Scientifically Advanced: 24,129thLargest Information Technology Sector: 25,056thMost Subsidized Industry: 25,250thMost Efficient Economies: 25,366thLargest Agricultural Sector: 26,888thHighest Average Tax Rates: 28,640th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionMost Average: 29th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 29th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 30th in the region

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