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The Commonwealth of Derthal

“Equality, Perseverance, and Hope.”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Unproven

Location: Osiris

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Derthal

Population2.657 billion

CapitalMt Joonis
LeaderAlexi Igoranovich
FaithRadical Atheism

CurrencyNera
AnimalPeacock Spider

The Commonwealth of Derthal is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alexi Igoranovich with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.657 billion Derthalians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mt Joonis. The average income tax rate is 67.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Derthalian economy, worth 280 trillion Neras a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 105,743 Neras, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots, the government loves seeing the little people fight, stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry, and libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Derthal's national animal is the Peacock Spider, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Radical Atheism.

Derthal is ranked 72,014th in the world and 2,624th in Osiris for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,796.93 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,935thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,052ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,287thMost Secular: 8,089thMost Inclusive: 8,507thMost Developed: 9,968thTop
10%
Smartest Citizens: 11,269thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,418thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,572ndNicest Citizens: 12,590thHealthiest Citizens: 12,755thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,848thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,596thMost Cultured: 14,222ndMost Beautiful Environments: 14,451stMost Advanced Public Education: 14,667thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,483rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,530thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,747thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,736thBest Weather: 17,382ndRudest Citizens: 18,157thMost Efficient Economies: 18,693rd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 109th in the regionMost Secular: 326th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 335th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 364th in the regionTop
10%
Most Inclusive: 418th in the regionMost Developed: 471st in the regionRudest Citizens: 476th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 551st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 591st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 605th in the regionNicest Citizens: 630th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 648th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 698th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 721st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Derthal's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Derthal was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed and the Top 10% for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Derthal, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars.
  • : Following new legislation in Derthal, stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry.
  • : Following new legislation in Derthal, the government loves seeing the little people fight.
  • : Following new legislation in Derthal, the government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots.
  • : Following new legislation in Derthal, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • : Derthal was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Derthal ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Derthal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.

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