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The Hive of Delthorensdale

“Facilitate.” Ray Sunset

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Location: the South Pacific



Population10.678 billion

CapitalSunset Manor
LeaderRay Sunset
FaithFact Ory

Animalclockwork horror

The Hive of Delthorensdale is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Ray Sunset with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless population of 10.678 billion Delth 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 tiny government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sunset Manor. The average income tax rate is 9.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Delth economy, worth a remarkable 2,668 trillion indocries a year, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 249,942 indocries, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, anyone who doesn't attend Official Governmental Religious Services is fined, school children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel, and many marriages go virtually unconsummated. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Delthorensdale's national animal is the clockwork horror, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fact Ory.

Delthorensdale is ranked 26,943rd in the world and 904th in the South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,760.91 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 131stMost Scientifically Advanced: 257thMost Inclusive: 513thMost Cultured: 546thMost Valuable International Artwork: 564thMost Compassionate Citizens: 765thHealthiest Citizens: 819thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 942ndMost Developed: 999thSmartest Citizens: 1,064thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,202ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,239thNicest Citizens: 1,308thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,309thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,316thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,329thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,867thMost Influential: 1,886thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,767thBest Weather: 3,117thHighest Average Incomes: 3,386thRudest Citizens: 4,043rdMost Pacifist: 4,337thHighest Economic Output: 5,049thMost Efficient Economies: 5,492ndLowest Crime Rates: 7,666thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,048thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,097thLargest Governments: 15,047thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,970thMost Stationary: 19,154th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 31st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 31st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 41st in the regionNicest Citizens: 42nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 44th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 87th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 92nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 92nd in the regionBest Weather: 103rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 137th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 155th in the regionMost Pacifist: 156th in the regionMost Influential: 201st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 218th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 250th in the regionLargest Populations: 259th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 285th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 346th in the regionMost Stationary: 366th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 375th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 415th in the regionMost Average: 523rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 732nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Delthorensdale, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Following new legislation in Delthorensdale, school children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel.
  • : Following new legislation in Delthorensdale, anyone who doesn't attend Official Governmental Religious Services is fined.
  • : Delthorensdale was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Delthorensdale was endorsed by The Queendom of Merevane.
  • : Following new legislation in Delthorensdale, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Delthorensdale, sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside.
  • : Following new legislation in Delthorensdale, the government is allowing greater autonomy for some regions in the hopes of quelling growing secessionist movements.
  • : Following new legislation in Delthorensdale, the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'.
  • : Following new legislation in Delthorensdale, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 124 » Erinor, Auphelia, Farengeto, Belschaft, Tsunamy, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Drugged Monkeys, Curlyhoward, Si-topia, Aidenfieeld, Lambdaland, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Hanguk-Nippon, Tsvetania, Darakin, Luddinlande, Aywhyou, Volaworand, Sedunn, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, New Briantown, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Silberne Wache, Aguatania, Rebel-topia, Cuuldere, Esfalsa, Linguiniland, Techganet, Phanama, Vincent Field, Xandev, Qvait, Nankyoku Tairiku, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Barabarom, North Catimestistrianes, The Filippinas, Changolandia, Amerion, PenguinPies, Dasko, Aurcania, Jennaterra, Maeiland, Abarri, Imperial Duck, and 74 others.Empa Aserium, Direwolf1, Qawe, Mapico, Privatore, Tilipria, Madreia, Astraee, Jaxon, Unielvan Millorvium, Bleakfoot, Greater Hyrulang, Noveos, Gentea, Nueva Alta California, Kandorith, Steampunk Engineers, Iym Winterless, Kroumos, Terran Draconia, Nowa Europa, Bawkie, Tepertopia, Nimphadale, Rabbitz, The Bay, Gliasco, Ebonhand, Eskvenn, West Pastafaria, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, InnWorm, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Anserisa, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Charloa, Ralphburg, Lana Rity, Sau Man Frescher, Nothanksbutseriously, The Worst army of, Tridem, Bhanak, Baltenlands, Marinho Islands, Shanor, Corgitopiaa, New Schoeneberg, Lesinteil, ChickenDome, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, West Fallows, Well F, The BBP, Trepsit, United States of Vietnam, Shefino, Nookington, Midand, Concrete Slab, Efferalt, Myndia, Maerist, The Imperial Frost Federation, Andinla, Myness, Purple Hyacinth, B H A R A T, Catillos, Laamiva, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Gecetesse, Weburya, and Merevane.

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