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The Republic of Debussy

“Leave No One Behind”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population332 million


The Republic of Debussy is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 332 million Impressionists are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 73.3%.

The strong Debussyian economy, worth 16.7 trillion Manuels a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 50,292 Manuels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

The native owl population is in permanent hibernation, powerful x-ray machines used by the Customs Department can see into the homes of nearby residents, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle, and anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Debussy's national animal is the Peek, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Debussy is ranked 24,842nd in the world and 1,362nd in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 71.34 Years.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 400thTop
Most Influential: 2,630thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,912thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 11,133rdMost Subsidized Industry: 13,185thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,053rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,361st
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 233rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 294th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 496th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 629th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 687th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 698th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Debussy was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Tellavinna.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • : Debussy was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, powerful x-ray machines used by the Customs Department can see into the homes of nearby residents.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, the native owl population is in permanent hibernation.
  • : Following new legislation in Debussy, light entertainment shows are light on actual entertainment.
  • : Debussy voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The New Inquisition".
  • : Debussy endorsed The Empire of Great Robertia.
  • : Debussy endorsed The Holy Violet Matriarchy of Racoda.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 240 » Sunto, El Fiji Grande, Glurponia, Alunya, Corfad, Territorio di Nessuno, Notyoutopia, Sinelona, Shibutani, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Omnistria, Partax, Loutsland, Yaorozu, Wilkshire, Sheldanada, Great Bights Mum, Napnomadia, Test for a new hope, Ethnon, Kwaj, North Bratislava, 1 very fast endotarter, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Koda-Land, Dreadton, Steraz, Sundred, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Trillius, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Elder Realms, Lorigia, Zumlandia, Prydania, Siwale, Holy Oranz, Fendlium, SORT, Jasminlandia, Shadowrik, Selfgradatude, New Pruessen, Fascist Democracy, Of Many, Zokk, Torakuen, Malta Comino Gozo, Calamazo, and 190 others.Dar es Saalam, Egalico, Spartoptia, Guer Aike, Diodone, Federation Terra Australis, Newpromisedland, British Pacific Islands, Constantinolia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Alice Gardens, Black Templares, Pleroma Sans Romans, PlanetPunk, Aratani, The Iron Lions, Ikea Rike, Amerian States, Valhalla123, Amauri, Ejhsa, Babacar, Moubarakistan, Sacrento, Xzavia-Hjar, Warsaw-Halicz, Orven, Yukti, Lower Nubia, Aroa, Chukstik Illahi, East Supple Lund, Ieprus, Daiz, Bananoonza, Walter Jackson, The Austro Germanic Union, Phoronu, Soviet Terran, Agharya, Analomink, Azzarel, Alcaryia, Antiyard, Wunderstrafanstalt, Unsophisticate, Aetulia, Arimbia, Choistan, Panama Coalition, The Most Freedom Ever, Angwayster, Haor Chall, Manticore utopia, Dicko, Necromonia, Ostrolia, Antityranicals, Karazan, David Davidson, Venezuelia, Orado, Utopicican, Wisconsota, Aezus, The Windmilluminati, The Bureaucratic Territories, Detrivania, Outer Egorniand, Viridiann, Wineclaw, Camarthen, Free Culture, Marijuana Haven, Esplandia, Bearical, Kalimora Aire, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Kubrostavsria, Ice and Tinian, Dopeland420, Steampunk Ariel, Altivia, Lemonbiscuits, Neo Hungarica, The Gamer Party, Sockmanland, Minuda, Rosewood-, Blackphir, Kelvaros Prime, Anna Airters, Brettenia, Sil Dorsett, Vexilia, Wooleystan, Humptalumpta, United Non-Southern American Empire, BrightFutures, Bonjoura, New Bremerton, Palisede, ZimRobwe, Longsword01, Kuveria, Gilakistan, Breduria, The Discipled, Advancia-Sizzletown, Moose repupblic, Central Ryal, Saturns Edge, Dadastan Archipelago, Pinguioris, Cloydicia, Kulgatha, Kolorland, Foraldn, United Kahndaq, New Phyrreus, Tianqing, New Eleria, Elgaland-Vargaland, Axstahl, North Armatas, Landnovia, Dylanana, Marxist Luxembourg, Penrith, Narwhal, Sea Ghost, Felpolandia, Cinnibar, Rkainjel, Potatolandium, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Avemterra, Nakayo, Runeda, Ara Antrizuls, Frances Francis the First of France, Vincone Cae, Union of Austria-Hungary, Abject Ludicrosity, 2 and 2 is Fish, Cuyan, Fizban, Northern Glory, Makersaulache, Zupla, Kasazzastan, Lindsaystan, Revolutionary Sealand, Princely Irbis, New Lakemba, Juggernautilus, Helix Labs, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Concordare, Maott, The Tampa Bay Rays, Zeternia, Tamgu, East Wushen, Jefffliu, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, Pallaith, Grimandia, Duerrlewang, Moisus, Ibiscaton, Some Random TNP Nation, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Styrica, General COE, Frie Annium, The Stratosphere Islands, Votak Matim, Miruma, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Delmak, Guslantis, Faircliff, Ponantine, Zemnaya Svoboda, Racoda, Great Robertia, and Tellavinna.

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