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Dalimbar was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 372
Most Valuable International Artwork: 522ndLargest Black Market: 1,544thLargest Populations: 1,740th
The War Criminal of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Glory to Dalimbar! West is Best!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Dalimbar

Population34.953 billion

CapitalSaint Andreisberg
LeaderMarshal Markus Briand
FaithDalism

CurrencyFree State Credit
AnimalLibreagle

The War Criminal of Dalimbar is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Marshal Markus Briand with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, public floggings, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 34.953 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Andreisberg. The average income tax rate is 77.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Dalimbari economy, worth a remarkable 3,896 trillion Free State Credits 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, Arms Manufacturing, 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 an impressive 111,474 Free State Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads, the only trips Dalimbari are allowed to take are the ones caused by hallucinogens, and good-looking doctors are obliged by law to give foot rubs to Marshal Markus Briand. Crime, especially youth-related, 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Dalism.

Dalimbar is ranked 5,323rd in the world and 98th in the West Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2,223.2 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 522ndLargest Black Market: 1,544thLargest Populations: 1,740thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,276thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 3,853rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,105thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,250thBest Weather: 4,668thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,323rdMost Patriotic: 8,155thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,231stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,937thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,172ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,404thLowest Crime Rates: 12,157thHealthiest Citizens: 12,709thMost Influential: 12,910thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,989thTop
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Most Secular: 14,415thMost Developed: 15,821stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,137thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,422ndMost Cultured: 16,505thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,698thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,261stHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,801stSmartest Citizens: 20,101stMost Authoritarian: 21,740thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,780thLargest Governments: 25,575thHighest Food Quality: 26,189th
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Largest Populations: 19th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 54th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 62nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 65th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 84th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 95th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 98th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 120th in the regionMost Patriotic: 124th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 183rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 204th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 207th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 217th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 250th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 253rd in the regionMost Secular: 295th in the regionMost Cultured: 301st in the regionMost Developed: 302nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 310th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 325th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 337th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 351st in the regionMost Influential: 357th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 368th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 392nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 396th in the regionLargest Governments: 446th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 478th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 491st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 555th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 576th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 594th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 656th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dalimbar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Dalimbar, good-looking doctors are obliged by law to give foot rubs to Marshal Markus Briand.
  • : Following new legislation in Dalimbar, the only trips Dalimbari are allowed to take are the ones caused by hallucinogens.
  • : Following new legislation in Dalimbar, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads.
  • : Following new legislation in Dalimbar, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms.
  • : Following new legislation in Dalimbar, the Navy has outraged the international community by sinking a boatload of refugees to prevent them reaching the shore.
  • : Dalimbar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Dalimbar lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Dalimbar, people forget to eat because they are too busy singing Marshal Markus Briand's praises.
  • : Following new legislation in Dalimbar, pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute.

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