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The Democratic States of New Duna

“A New Land for New People”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific


New Duna

Population343 million

CapitalFree Island


The Democratic States of New Duna is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 343 million New Dunans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Free Island. The average income tax rate is 81.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped New Dunan economy, worth 14.2 trillion Dunis 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 dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 41,375 Dunis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, hordes of tourists are ruining the environment, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks, and would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Duna's national animal is the Seagull, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

New Duna is ranked 132,976th in the world and 6,682nd in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -5.66 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,309thTop
Most Influential: 4,499thHighest Drug Use: 6,750thTop
Most Income Equality: 7,998thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,512thNicest Citizens: 8,727thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,863rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,734thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,153rdMost Inclusive: 11,740thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,113thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,068thBest Weather: 13,790thMost Pacifist: 13,917thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,565th
Highest Drug Use: 159th in the regionMost Income Equality: 346th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 458th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 465th in the regionNicest Citizens: 488th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 506th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 508th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 542nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 559th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 637th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 654th in the regionMost Inclusive: 686th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 706th in the regionBest Weather: 730th in the regionMost Pacifist: 742nd in the region

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