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The Sleepy Floaty Isles of Dienes

“These fists were made for punching!”

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Wysteria

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The Sleepy Floaty Isles of Dienes is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by a lonely baker with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, frequent executions, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 22.348 billion Dienesians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, with Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hope. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Dienesian economy, worth an astonishing 12,925 trillion Unicycles a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 578,369 Unicycles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,984,253 per year while the poor average 123,730, a ratio of 16.0 to 1.

The government pours millions of Unicycles into rehabilitation programs annually, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, and the government has undertaken a massive education and health program to combat VODAIS. Crime is totally unknown. Dienes's national animal is the Teddy Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is watermelon juggling.

Dienes is ranked 150th in Wysteria and 115,932nd in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring -168 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 18 days ago

  • 7 days ago: Dienes was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Public Sector.
  • 11 days ago: Dienes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided (last census: Top 5%).
  • 16 days ago: Dienes was endorsed by The Principality of Laugharne.
  • 16 days ago: Dienes was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, the government has undertaken a massive education and health program to combat VODAIS.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • 18 days ago: Dienes lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • 18 days ago: Dienes was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fattest Citizens.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, the government pours millions of Unicycles into rehabilitation programs annually.

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