“Where the great shall not be constrained by the small”
|Category: Compulsory Consumerist State|
Regional Influence: Squire
Location: Flavian Amphitheatre
The Grand Duchy Duchy Dutch of Le Duche is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ronald Grump with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 28.656 billion Le Duchies are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.
The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lindblum. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient Le Duchean economy, worth an astonishing 23,804 trillion Grumps a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 830,682 Grumps, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,613,397 per year while the poor average 45,460, a ratio of 123 to 1.
Minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, a large percentage of the poor live from cradle to grave in subterranean wage slavery, tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of Le Duche's historical leaders at Mount Rushless, and Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Le Duche's national animal is the Gryphon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Le Duche was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
- : Le Duche's influence in Flavian Amphitheatre rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : Le Duche's influence in Flavian Amphitheatre rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Le Duche's influence in Flavian Amphitheatre rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Le Duche changed its national animal to "Gryphon".
- : Le Duche changed its national animal to "Golden Lion".
- : Le Duche altered its national flag.
- : Le Duche lodged a message on the Flavian Amphitheatre Regional Message Board.
- : Le Duche relocated from Lazarus to Flavian Amphitheatre.
- : Le Duche was refounded in Lazarus.