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Largest Black Market: 1,796thLargest Populations: 1,807thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,513th
The Western Protectorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
No family is safe when I sashay
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Dalimbar

Population32.265 billion

CapitalSaint Andreisberg
LeaderProtector General Markus Briand
FaithDalism

CurrencyDali's patience
AnimalLibreagle

The Western Protectorate of Dalimbar is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Protector General Markus Briand with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 32.265 billion Dalimbari are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Andreisberg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.4%.

The all-consuming Dalimbari economy, worth a remarkable 2,769 trillion Dali's patiences a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Information Technology and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 85,825 Dali's patiences, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 361,873 per year while the poor average 13,189, a ratio of 27.4 to 1.

Officer recruitment and police brutality have reached an all-time high, it's a marvellous night for a moon dance as the sparks on your home start to rise, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order, and male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dalimbar's national animal is the Libreagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Dalism.

Dalimbar is ranked 10,097th in the world and 238th in the West Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 33.21 Bank.

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Largest Black Market: 1,796thLargest Populations: 1,807thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,513thMost Influential: 2,728thBest Weather: 3,927thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,114thHighest Economic Output: 5,268thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,498thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,518thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,882ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,023rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,445thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,097thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,121stLongest Average Lifespans: 11,358thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,036thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,582ndMost Rebellious Youth: 13,806thLowest Crime Rates: 15,551stMost Advanced Public Education: 16,393rdMost Secular: 17,738thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,982ndMost Cultured: 19,122ndSmartest Citizens: 19,710thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,833rdMost Developed: 20,988thMost Stationary: 21,755thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,277thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24,103rd
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Largest Populations: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 37th in the regionLargest Black Market: 40th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 67th in the regionBest Weather: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 87th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 90th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 93rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 97th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 158th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 161st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 170th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 192nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 229th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 238th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 239th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 248th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 267th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 288th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 305th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 308th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 326th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 389th in the regionMost Cultured: 393rd in the regionMost Secular: 404th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 408th in the regionMost Developed: 409th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 426th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 428th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dalimbar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Dalimbar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Dalimbar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Dalimbar altered its national flag.
  • : Dalimbar's influence in The West Pacific fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
  • : Dalimbar lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Dalimbar lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Dalimbar lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Dalimbar, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Dalimbar, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order.

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