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The People's Republic of Dilwyn

“Together We Thrive”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Refugia



Population4.216 billion

LeaderLucy Alman


The People's Republic of Dilwyn is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Lucy Alman with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, otherworldly petting zoo, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.216 billion Dilwynians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dylemin. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Dilwynian economy, worth 887 trillion guilders 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 210,535 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bins outnumber trees in city parks, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, newspapers are celebrating Lucy Alman saving over a million cats from trees, and inter-species marriages are ignored by the government. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Dilwyn's national animal is the elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dilwyn is ranked 1,774th in the world and 6th in Refugia for Smartest Citizens, with 200.2 quips per hour.

Least Corrupt Governments: 771stMost Pacifist: 948thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 994thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,021stNicest Citizens: 1,105thSafest: 1,121stMost Inclusive: 1,265thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,569thHighest Food Quality: 1,719thSmartest Citizens: 1,774thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,867thMost Developed: 1,930thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,936thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,170thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,171stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,236thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,243rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,327thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,343rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,422ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,487thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,501stLargest Governments: 2,509thMost Secular: 2,667thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,828thTop
Best Weather: 2,949thLowest Crime Rates: 3,112thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,166thMost Cultured: 3,273rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,376thMost Efficient Economies: 4,837thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,585thHighest Average Incomes: 7,794thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,493rdTop
Nudest: 16,288thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,266thMost Income Equality: 25,139th
Smartest Citizens: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionBest Weather: 22nd in the regionMost Stationary: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 32nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 33rd in the regionNudest: 34th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dilwyn, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Dilwyn was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Dilwyn, newspapers are celebrating Lucy Alman saving over a million cats from trees.
  • : Following new legislation in Dilwyn, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Dilwyn, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Dilwyn, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous.
  • : Following new legislation in Dilwyn, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Following new legislation in Dilwyn, sharing vacation pictures requires written consent from the entire beach resort.
  • : Following new legislation in Dilwyn, government buildings are being cleansed of anything that might have racist connotations.
  • : Following new legislation in Dilwyn, stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations.