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The 🐦 Kingdom of Debussy

“Everything In Its Right Place”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Lazarus



Population6.607 billion



The 🐦 Kingdom of Debussy is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Clancy with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, vat-grown people, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.607 billion Lazarenes are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Debussyian economy, worth 923 trillion Banks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 139,847 Banks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, bike rage is all the rage, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, and the government funds large training centres to turn Phoenixes into functioning members of society. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Debussy's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Cards.

Debussy is ranked 1,569th in the world and 49th in Lazarus for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 10,653.2 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 88thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,018thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,396thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,522ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,569thMost Influential: 1,624thMost Pacifist: 1,771stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,837thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,999thNicest Citizens: 2,080thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,313thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,403rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,440thTop
Most Inclusive: 2,915thSafest: 3,112thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,342ndHighest Food Quality: 3,482ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,769thMost Developed: 4,037thMost Cultured: 4,107thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,125thLargest Governments: 4,178thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,014thBest Weather: 5,204thLowest Crime Rates: 5,590thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,118thSmartest Citizens: 6,461stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,618thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,812thMost Secular: 8,288thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,642ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,920thHealthiest Citizens: 9,352ndMost Income Equality: 12,118thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 15,205thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,784thHighest Average Incomes: 18,204thHighest Economic Output: 23,550th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 49th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 57th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 57th in the regionMost Pacifist: 64th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 67th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 76th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 87th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 97th in the regionMost Inclusive: 108th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 108th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 132nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 140th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 145th in the regionSafest: 162nd in the regionMost Developed: 171st in the regionLargest Governments: 176th in the regionMost Cultured: 189th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 195th in the regionMost Income Equality: 236th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 244th in the regionBest Weather: 258th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 300th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 308th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 310th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 324th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 382nd in the regionMost Secular: 413th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 435th in the regionNudest: 508th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 513th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 525th in the regionMost Stationary: 559th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, the government funds large training centres to turn Phoenixes into functioning members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Debussy was endorsed by The Federation of Heslovasia.
  • : Debussy was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Monomonac.
  • : Debussy lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.
  • : Debussy changed its national nation type to "🐦 Kingdom".
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, all judiciary cases are decided in the court of public opinion.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 183 » Nucular, The Islands of Colwell, Silver Minner, Skin Nation The Second, Mainze, Burning Pants, Lowelian, Aaecilia, Ashoy, Nippon Shotou Teikoku, Darcaethir, Devinsburg, Aigania, Darkium, Aletian, Darqas, The Ajax Confederacy, Flurf, Highchii, Axixic, Auralon, Zinertia, Courlany, Denado, Caybow, Manaric, Aleckandor, Perchan, Port Flynt, Pepper Island Democratica Freeland Papri, Issrak-om, Winx club, Madossa, Imperial Saber, The Celestial Lands, Nova Zemlya, 1482, Zetaopalatopia, The United Anglo-sphere, Dotian, Almain, TypoTech, Greygard, Zherid, Lozarius, Bongrovia, Xalivstonia, Potted Plants United, Bravenewworld, Aeryis, and 133 others.Kunigund, Steel Vagabonds, The Land of the Tardigrades, The Gelseen Hegemony, The Sigometh Dynasty, Rionion, Business States of America, Xiniang, Proletarianssss, Cervidaea, Custadia, Rebaltion, Varnigodsk, Democratic North Korea, Bedolla, Nothark Vilum, Ottokratland, Black pinewood, Aadjunckistan, Moffenland, Cilorea, Mohanj, Phantooma the 2nd, Imperio kiotsy, DragonKhorse, Amosiac, Panargers Tay, Salvoknik, Urdunistan, Per Aryx, Iron Alliance, Titana Drago, Bouleraux, Elyroc, Nimaric, Glowing Diamonds, Stanians, Bhanam, Kryansk, Carpmark, ThePerfectSociety, Fluffiness, Lusus Naturae, Americastrailia, Surd, Narwhalsgomoo, Saint Alaric, Selley Luko, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, New Astrail, Paline, Pepe Pip, Treadwellia, Friaritat, Scoutistan, The Free States of The North, Neo Atlantia, Fortytipper, Linaer, Xocovera, Ecchi Unlimited, MontReal-Sable Island, Zhavn, Richtera, United Kingdom of The Great Ndlekana, Meat Sandwich, New Transeurasia, Flasankia, Praenestia, Islayth, Trollfaceia, Malororia, Austercon, Epicuria Libertaria, Amalea, Tezal, Unified Wessex, Gloriton, Settov, Japba, Enkowshe, Alf53, Carlinland, Christons, Calicate, Lurraterra, E pluribus unum, Bob bobberson, People s Republic of Zandia, Paulu, Evenaar, Falconhedge, Leonism, Sweeties Legion, Rosharopolis, RedBrickLand, New Rogernomics, Future Gadget Laboratory, Irrepertus, Hathsinaria, Private Island, Danubian Holy See, Zeska, Macworld, Peronas, Ugunnustan, Sierra Arali, Horvis, Illen Falis, Tevokoso, Calanium, Calption, Brrrrr, Suvmia, Tenan, Fredonialand, Hundermenschen, Swiftnian, Svarnland, Stoneville, Marcleys, Yilmiz, Davidianian, The Imperial Diety, Arigoria, Crity Tria, South Anadyr, The Salvation States, The New Frostarian Union, Americoland, Greater Gyelidor, Monomonac, and Heslovasia.