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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 287th Most Influential: 508th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 546th
The Duchies-Coterie of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Inequality is inevitable
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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The Duchies-Coterie of Buten is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by the Coterie Council of Fiscal Affairs with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service, infamous sell-swords, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 8.545 billion Butens have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government prioritizes Industry, although Education and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cirault Astrad. The average income tax rate is 1.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Buten economy, worth a remarkable 1,725 trillion Florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 201,933 Florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

Beavers are considered a delicacy, newspapers are running a front-page picture of the Coterie Council of Fiscal Affairs holding a crowbar and standing over a bloodied stockbroker, children must make a homemade spinach and ricotta rotolo by high school or be held back, and journalists often nap through tedious police press briefings. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Buten's national animal is the Beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Profiteering.

Buten is ranked 103,033rd in the world and 5,152nd in The North Pacific for Most Conservative, scoring 46 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 287thMost Influential: 508thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 546thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 714thLargest Retail Industry: 759thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,005thFattest Citizens: 1,657thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,264thMost Efficient Economies: 2,607thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,873rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,078thLargest Mining Sector: 3,134thRudest Citizens: 3,256thHighest Crime Rates: 3,404thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,580thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,912thLargest Black Market: 4,131stHighest Average Incomes: 4,916thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,027thHighest Economic Output: 5,813thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,796thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,264thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,341stTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 9,846thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,985thSmartest Citizens: 13,108thMost Developed: 14,158thMost Cultured: 16,856thMost Average: 17,373rd
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 37th in the regionFattest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 63rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 65th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 74th in the regionLargest Black Market: 92nd in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 104th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 117th in the regionRudest Citizens: 119th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 123rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 135th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 144th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 179th in the regionMost Influential: 192nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 242nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 249th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 304th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 309th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 317th in the regionLargest Populations: 330th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 360th in the regionMost Average: 447th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 494th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 589th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 648th in the regionNudest: 700th in the regionMost Developed: 778th in the regionMost Cultured: 811th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 910th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 963rd in the region

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