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The People's Republic of Dovant

“For Nature, For the People and for the Future”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: 10000 Islands



Population8.45 billion

LeaderPremier Sam Hawkins


The People's Republic of Dovant is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Premier Sam Hawkins with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.45 billion Dovantians 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, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Soren. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Dovantian economy, worth a remarkable 2,731 trillion deniers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 323,265 deniers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', and translators are keen to explain feline MPs' claw and ordure policies. Crime is totally unknown. Dovant's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dovant is ranked 277,045th in the world and 1,436th in 10000 Islands for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.27 crimes per hour.

Most Inclusive: 153rdHighest Food Quality: 280thHighest Average Tax Rates: 382ndNicest Citizens: 398thLargest Governments: 406thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 427thMost Compassionate Citizens: 430thMost Cultured: 473rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 515thMost Influential: 537thMost Cheerful Citizens: 545thHighest Poor Incomes: 579thLargest Welfare Programs: 593rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 604thSmartest Citizens: 672ndMost Efficient Economies: 685thLowest Crime Rates: 768thMost Secular: 787thMost Advanced Public Education: 809thMost Developed: 853rdLongest Average Lifespans: 949thMost Beautiful Environments: 952ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,223rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,469thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,486thMost Pacifist: 1,527thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,581stSafest: 1,644thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,757thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,803rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,824thHighest Average Incomes: 1,875thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,033rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,194thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,758thBest Weather: 3,774thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,612thRudest Citizens: 5,587thMost Patriotic: 5,943rdHighest Economic Output: 6,609thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,942ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,031stLargest Publishing Industry: 12,279thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,015thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,004thMost Stationary: 17,338thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,129thMost Income Equality: 21,111thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 23,848thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 26,206th
Most Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 30th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 32nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionSafest: 34th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 34th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 36th in the regionMost Pacifist: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 59th in the regionMost Patriotic: 67th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 74th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 78th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 78th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 84th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 84th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 87th in the regionBest Weather: 88th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 89th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 93rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 112th in the regionMost Income Equality: 117th in the regionNudest: 126th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 129th in the regionMost Stationary: 136th in the regionMost Politically Free: 143rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, translators are keen to explain feline MPs' claw and ordure policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, counselors diagnose their clients with motherboard complexes.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, concussed foxball players cannot remember their lineup position.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, editorials that criticize the government are legally obligated to display the "pants on fire" warning.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark.