by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 32ndLargest Publishing Industry: 365thLeast Corrupt Governments: 506th
The Grand Duchy of
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Pax melior est quam iustissimum bellum.
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Population37.588 billion


The Grand Duchy of Dauershire is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, parental licensing program, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 37.588 billion Dauershireans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Dauershirean economy, worth a remarkable 8,733 trillion euros a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 232,352 euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Urban parents tell their children that the family car went to a farm upstate, toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, and shopping comes bagged and tagged. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Dauershire's national animal is the lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dauershire is ranked 217,533rd in the world and 925th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.7 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Influential: 32ndLargest Publishing Industry: 365thLeast Corrupt Governments: 506thMost Secular: 586thMost Rebellious Youth: 669thMost Stationary: 719thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 769thHighest Economic Output: 817thLargest Populations: 1,118thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,162ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,197thSmartest Citizens: 1,463rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,820thHighest Crime Rates: 1,978thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,576thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 3,020thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,323rdRudest Citizens: 3,480thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,522ndMost Cultured: 3,652ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,754thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,935thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,203rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4,663rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,878thMost Developed: 5,394thHighest Food Quality: 5,721stLargest Gambling Industry: 6,691stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,688thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,830thMost Pacifist: 10,952ndMost Inclusive: 12,633rdTop
Largest Mining Sector: 13,988thMost Efficient Economies: 14,581stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,749thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,721stMost Advanced Public Education: 20,512thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,922ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25,460th
Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 20th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 30th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 30th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 34th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 47th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 53rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 56th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 59th in the regionRudest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 63rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 72nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 74th in the regionMost Cultured: 75th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 78th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 83rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 112th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 118th in the regionMost Developed: 119th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 125th in the region

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