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The Kingdom of Noire Denholm

“Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Noire Denholm

Population4.301 billion

CapitalGasselterboerveenschemond
LeaderThe All Powerful Monty Phugotuborn
FaithThe Dark Cult of Bothughachau

CurrencySkuls
AnimalGreat Mock Lynx

The Kingdom of Noire Denholm is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The All Powerful Monty Phugotuborn with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 4.301 billion Noire Denholmians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gasselterboerveenschemond. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Noire Denholmian economy, worth 790 trillion Skuls a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 183,779 Skuls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Noire Denholmian Liberator", tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests, and the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Noire Denholm's national animal is the Great Mock Lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Dark Cult of Bothughachau.

Noire Denholm is ranked 134,712th in the world and 5,372nd in the South Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -6.16 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,138thBest Weather: 1,340thTop
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Most Influential: 1,584thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,934thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,287thMost Devout: 2,832ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,059thMost Inclusive: 3,229thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,334thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,064thMost Cultured: 4,307thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,456thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,937thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,162ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,379thLowest Crime Rates: 5,523rdLargest Governments: 5,712thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,741stSmartest Citizens: 6,797thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,924thHighest Average Incomes: 7,262ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,422ndTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 7,827thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,877thMost Efficient Economies: 8,330thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,218thHighest Drug Use: 10,564thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,874thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,595thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,972ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,984thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,515thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,719th
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Best Weather: 45th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 60th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 64th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 66th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 97th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Inclusive: 111th in the regionMost Cultured: 123rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 127th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 137th in the regionLargest Governments: 142nd in the regionMost Influential: 144th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 144th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 148th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 153rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 158th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 168th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 170th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 172nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 179th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 185th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 193rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 197th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 202nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 243rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 268th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 289th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 295th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 299th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 305th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 314th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 369th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 384th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 391st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 402nd in the regionMost Developed: 490th in the regionLargest Populations: 535th in the region

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