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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 20thMost Influential: 112thLargest Black Market: 510th
The Poets Light But Lamps of
Capitalist Paradise
First Chill then Stupor then the letting go
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Dar es Saalam

Population18.303 billion

CapitalDodoma
LeaderJulius Nyerere
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyDrachma
AnimalOrca

The Poets Light But Lamps of Dar es Saalam is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Julius Nyerere with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 18.303 billion Lamis are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dodoma. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 85.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Dar es Saalamian economy, worth a remarkable 5,407 trillion Drachmas a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 295,447 Drachmas, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

The "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, workers have their fruitcake and eat it too, rumor has it that Julius Nyerere has won three lotteries in a row, and the government is rumored to hire body doubles whose full-time jobs are to cry at public events. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dar es Saalam's national animal is the Orca, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Dar es Saalam is ranked 136,421st in the world and 4,814th in The North Pacific for Most Conservative, scoring 48.71 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 20thMost Influential: 112thLargest Black Market: 510thMost Valuable International Artwork: 819thMost Devout: 838thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 964thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,115thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,495thHighest Economic Output: 1,828thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,880thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,960thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,996thMost Patriotic: 2,107thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,123rdRudest Citizens: 2,148thHighest Average Incomes: 2,211thMost Armed: 2,340thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,413thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,771stMost Efficient Economies: 3,002ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,017thMost Cultured: 3,162ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,179thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,611thMost Developed: 3,886thBest Weather: 3,970thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,117thLargest Governments: 4,316thSmartest Citizens: 5,205thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,010thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,107thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,267thLargest Retail Industry: 6,550thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,341stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,634thLargest Mining Sector: 9,041stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,383rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,562ndLargest Populations: 10,168thLowest Crime Rates: 10,912thTop
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Highest Food Quality: 11,809thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,863rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,360thHealthiest Citizens: 15,725thMost Stationary: 16,811thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,058th
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Largest Black Market: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionMost Devout: 38th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 56th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 65th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 86th in the regionMost Armed: 87th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 90th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 92nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 97th in the regionMost Patriotic: 99th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 102nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 125th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 141st in the regionRudest Citizens: 141st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 148th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 149th in the regionLargest Populations: 151st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 158th in the regionMost Cultured: 161st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 172nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 181st in the regionBest Weather: 241st in the regionLargest Governments: 243rd in the regionMost Developed: 246th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 300th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 324th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 348th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 348th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 362nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 363rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 365th in the regionMost Stationary: 399th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 456th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 531st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 562nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 582nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 587th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 661st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 690th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 876th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dar es Saalam was endorsed by The Free Land of Forshura.
  • : Dar es Saalam was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Patriotic and the Top 10% for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Dar es Saalam was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Dar es Saalam, the government is rumored to hire body doubles whose full-time jobs are to cry at public events.
  • : Following new legislation in Dar es Saalam, rumor has it that Julius Nyerere has won three lotteries in a row.
  • : Following new legislation in Dar es Saalam, workers have their fruitcake and eat it too.
  • : Following new legislation in Dar es Saalam, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away.
  • : Following new legislation in Dar es Saalam, Dar es Saalam's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives.
  • : Dar es Saalam endorsed The Federal Republic of Tronn.
  • : Dar es Saalam endorsed The Jingoistic States of Crestwood Heights.

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World Assembly

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