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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14thMost Influential: 136thMost Valuable International Artwork: 392nd
The Poets Light But Lamps of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.
Saint Catherine of Siena
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Dar es Saalam

Population20.342 billion

CapitalDodoma
LeaderSaint Catherine of Siena
FaithCatholicism

CurrencySilver Dollar
AnimalOrca

The Poets Light But Lamps of Dar es Saalam is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Saint Catherine of Siena with an even hand, and notable for its feral children, zero percent divorce rate, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 20.342 billion Lamis 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 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. The average income tax rate is 93.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Dar es Saalamian economy, worth a remarkable 6,834 trillion Silver Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, Retail, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 335,977 Silver Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

National park visitors are reporting a rash of poison ivy sightings, cleaners are very careful not to bump into the big red button on Saint Catherine of Siena's desk, parents dread their examinations more than their children, and nation-building is the new national pastime. 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 264,414th in the world and 13,654th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.57 crimes per hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14thMost Influential: 136thMost Valuable International Artwork: 392ndLargest Black Market: 476thMost Devout: 668thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 987thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,126thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,193rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,203rdHighest Economic Output: 1,411thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,521stHighest Average Incomes: 1,651stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,863rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,881stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,949thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,088thMost Patriotic: 2,154thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,159thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,617thMost Efficient Economies: 2,631stTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,752ndMost Cultured: 2,841stMost Armed: 2,849thLargest Governments: 3,035thMost Developed: 3,121stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,212thRudest Citizens: 3,645thLargest Retail Industry: 3,712thBest Weather: 4,054thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,179thSmartest Citizens: 4,427thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,521stLowest Crime Rates: 5,526thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,700thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,005thLargest Mining Sector: 6,125thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,719thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,998thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,104thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,758thLargest Populations: 9,591stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,709thHighest Food Quality: 12,400thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 13,836thMost Stationary: 14,372ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,668thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,831st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 35th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 42nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 52nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 52nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 68th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 73rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 84th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 86th in the regionMost Patriotic: 90th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 95th in the regionMost Armed: 103rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 103rd in the regionLargest Populations: 114th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 116th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 128th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 143rd in the regionMost Cultured: 145th in the regionLargest Governments: 149th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 149th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 175th in the regionMost Developed: 184th in the regionRudest Citizens: 199th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 205th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 223rd in the regionBest Weather: 237th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 242nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 250th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 254th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 297th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 302nd in the regionMost Stationary: 324th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 349th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 350th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 515th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 637th in the regionTop
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Highest Food Quality: 707th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 781st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 824th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,009th in the region

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