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Most Efficient Economies: 66th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 385th Most Devout: 653rd
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Generosity, Humility, Loyalty.
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Darmen

Population15.285 billion

CapitalScott City
LeaderPresident Tor Tong Lee
FaithChristianity

CurrencyDollar
AnimalGerman Shepherd

The Republic of Darmen is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Tor Tong Lee with an iron fist, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.285 billion Darmenis are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The enormous, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scott City. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Darmeni economy, worth a remarkable 2,910 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 190,397 Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 839,840 per year while the poor average 27,049, a ratio of 31.0 to 1.

Streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all, sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon, homeless people are periodically found dead upon altars to assorted deities, and surveillance cameras are banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Darmen's national animal is the German Shepherd, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Darmen is ranked 19,775th in the world and 12th in Rushmore for Smartest Citizens, with 61.72 Quips Per Hour.

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Most Efficient Economies: 66thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 385thMost Devout: 653rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,236thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,459thLargest Governments: 1,523rdTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,956thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,998thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,188thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,836thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,004thHealthiest Citizens: 3,238thHighest Economic Output: 3,454thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,891stBest Weather: 4,970thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,444thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,658thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,737thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,828thHighest Average Incomes: 6,608thMost Developed: 7,133rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,627thMost Influential: 7,723rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,731stSafest: 8,629thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,943rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,293rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,101stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,743rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,496thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,120thMost Pro-Market: 14,585thMost Stationary: 17,111thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,216th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Darmen, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Darmen, homeless people are periodically found dead upon altars to assorted deities.
  • : Following new legislation in Darmen, sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon.
  • : Following new legislation in Darmen, streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all.
  • : Following new legislation in Darmen, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'.
  • : Following new legislation in Darmen, the government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned.
  • : Following new legislation in Darmen, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Scott City Times is sold out.
  • : Following new legislation in Darmen, Darmenis believe a soft answer turneth away wrath but punitive punishment is much more fun.
  • : Following new legislation in Darmen, President Tor Tong Lee's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Scott City generates millions of views.
  • : Following new legislation in Darmen, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks.

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