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The Lucky Holy Pacifican Empire of East Durthang

“Lux in Tenebris”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Dealmaker

Location: the Pacific

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East Durthang

Population11.874 billion

CapitalValmar
LeaderLord of Darkness
FaithChristianity

Currencydenarius
Animaldragon

The Lucky Holy Pacifican Empire of East Durthang is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Lord of Darkness with an even hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 11.874 billion East Durthangians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valmar. The average income tax rate is 79.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong East Durthangian economy, worth 562 trillion denarii a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Information Technology industry. Average income is 47,353 denarii, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

3D printed organs are a breath of new life for the sick and elderly, the government finds the idea of having an army to be rather distasteful, children dream of becoming physicians and physicists, and dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Durthang's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

East Durthang is ranked 275th in the world and 1st in the Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 199,128 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 160thMost Valuable International Artwork: 263rdMost Influential: 275thTop
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Most Stationary: 6,765thTop
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Most Pacifist: 11,623rdSafest: 12,663rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,945thMost Income Equality: 14,999thBest Weather: 15,278thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,495thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,498thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,080thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,562ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,076thMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,177thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,387thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,288thLargest Populations: 21,712thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,735th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 55th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 116th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 338th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 347th in the regionSafest: 363rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 373rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 387th in the regionBest Weather: 388th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 398th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 403rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 472nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 484th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 500th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 507th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 516th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 540th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 542nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 544th in the regionMost Cultured: 566th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 663rd in the region

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