by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 53rd Most Secular: 131st Largest Publishing Industry: 441st
The Grand Duchy of
Pax melior est quam iustissimum bellum.
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The Grand Duchy of Dauershire is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, pith helmet sales, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 27.031 billion Dauershireans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Public Transport, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The all-consuming Dauershirean economy, worth a remarkable 5,935 trillion euros a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 219,585 euros, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 665,722 per year while the poor average 56,322, a ratio of 11.8 to 1.

With increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof, organ donation is compulsory, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, and cheese has become the new icon of political dissent. 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 151,520th in the world and 956th in Europe for Most Devout, with 2.24 Prayers Per Hour.

Most Influential: 53rdMost Secular: 131stLargest Publishing Industry: 441stLeast Corrupt Governments: 493rdMost Rebellious Youth: 679thHighest Economic Output: 728thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 852ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 884thHighest Crime Rates: 1,009thMost Stationary: 1,060thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,070thSmartest Citizens: 1,239thLargest Populations: 1,390thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,815thRudest Citizens: 2,040thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,420thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,605thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,849thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,134thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,260thHighest Average Incomes: 3,372ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,533rdLargest Retail Industry: 3,577thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,351stMost Cultured: 4,590thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,476thFattest Citizens: 6,049thMost Developed: 6,576thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,337thLargest Mining Sector: 7,485thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,964thLargest Black Market: 8,779thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,186thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,308thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,533rdNudest: 11,977th
Most Secular: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 26th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 28th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 36th in the regionFattest Citizens: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Black Market: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 47th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 54th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 55th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 58th in the regionNudest: 64th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 65th in the regionMost Cultured: 66th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 75th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 84th in the regionMost Developed: 85th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dauershire, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Following new legislation in Dauershire, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in Dauershire, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Dauershire endorsed The Federation of Andalussia.
  • : Dauershire was endorsed by The Federation of Andalussia.
  • : Dauershire was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector and the Top 5% for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Dauershire, with increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof.
  • : Following new legislation in Dauershire, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Dauershire, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Following new legislation in Dauershire, Dauershireans refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns.


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