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The Disgustingly Horrifying Land of Dauq

“We have the best economy, believe me.” Bob Dandy

Category: Corporate Police State
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Regional Influence: Unproven

Location: Lazarus



Population11.318 billion

LeaderBob Dandy

CurrencyGold Standard
AnimalDandy Lion

The Disgustingly Horrifying Land of Dauq is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Bob Dandy with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.318 billion Daucians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dandyland. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Daucian economy, worth a remarkable 1,476 trillion Gold Standards a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 130,489 Gold Standards, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,186,293 per year while the poor average 1,642, a ratio of 722 to 1.

Grannies with arthritic hands work miserably on factory production lines, former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafés, net monetary worth and net moral worth are considered to be directly equivalent, and the unemployed are quite literally sold to the highest bidder. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dauq's national animal is the Dandy Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Dauq is ranked 24,213th in the world and 492nd in Lazarus for Most Extreme, scoring 34.54 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 454thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,691stTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,771stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,788thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,446thLargest Black Market: 6,809thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,797thLargest Mining Sector: 8,990thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,189thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,097thTop
Highest Economic Output: 10,757thMost Secular: 10,981stMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,363rdLargest Publishing Industry: 13,300thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,090thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,520thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,588thMost Developed: 15,286thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,304thMost Pro-Market: 17,906thHighest Average Incomes: 18,660thLargest Governments: 19,553rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,072ndMost Efficient Economies: 20,097th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 98th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 295th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 371st in the regionLargest Black Market: 381st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 423rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 448th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 450th in the regionMost Extreme: 492nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 502nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 517th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 552nd in the regionMost Secular: 588th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 610th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 728th in the regionMost Conservative: 755th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dauq was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth and the Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced, Most Efficient Economies, Lowest Crime Rates, and Largest Governments.
  • : Dauq's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Dauq was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Dauq ceased to exist in Vaul koras.
  • : Dauq was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Dauq was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Dauq was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Greatest Rich-Poor Divides and the Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • : Dauq was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Dead.
  • : Dauq was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Zombies.
  • : Dauq was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.


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