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The Republic of Diche Choklate

“Our Union Forever” President Jorgenson

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Sonindia

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Diche Choklate

Population5.633 billion

CapitalTownsville
LeaderPresident Jorgenson
FaithCanoism

CurrencyCashmark
AnimalAlligator

The Republic of Diche Choklate is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Jorgenson with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, pith helmet sales, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.633 billion Choklatians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Townsville. The average income tax rate is 7.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Choklatian economy, worth a remarkable 1,624 trillion Cashmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 288,334 Cashmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters, internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Choklatian weed picker are way up, and heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Diche Choklate's national animal is the Alligator, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Canoism.

Diche Choklate is ranked 218,166th in the world and 261st in Sonindia for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 6.01 Tourists Per Hour.

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Rudest Citizens: 472ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 483rdFattest Citizens: 794thHighest Disposable Incomes: 872ndLargest Retail Industry: 909thMost Avoided: 1,061stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,366thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,398thMost Armed: 1,448thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,586thHighest Crime Rates: 1,602ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,087thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,240thHighest Drug Use: 2,430thLargest Mining Sector: 2,462ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,628thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,654thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,977thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,086thMost Efficient Economies: 3,218thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,292ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,377thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,644thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,743rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,901stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,012thLargest Black Market: 4,564thMost Inclusive: 4,601stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,887thSmartest Citizens: 5,795thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,930thMost Cultured: 7,352ndMost Corrupt Governments: 7,812thHighest Economic Output: 9,825thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,062ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,207thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,232ndLargest Governments: 11,614thMost Secular: 11,840thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,996thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,232ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19,823rd
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 26th in the region

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