by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 39thLargest Publishing Industry: 365thLeast Corrupt Governments: 494th
The Grand Duchy of
New York Times Democracy
Pax melior est quam iustissimum bellum.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population33.968 billion


The Grand Duchy of Dauershire is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its daily referendums, unlimited-speed roads, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 33.968 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 dominated by the Department of Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Dauershirean economy, worth a remarkable 8,046 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 236,886 euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, immigrants who don't like the taste of Dauershirean Turnip Chips are immediately deported, and rumor has it that Leader has won three lotteries in a row. 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 706th in the world and 8th in Europe for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 379.47 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 39thLargest Publishing Industry: 365thLeast Corrupt Governments: 494thMost Secular: 534thMost Rebellious Youth: 670thHighest Economic Output: 698thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 706thMost Stationary: 797thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,151stLargest Populations: 1,191stSmartest Citizens: 1,366thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,430thHighest Crime Rates: 1,498thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,544thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,989thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,529thLargest Retail Industry: 3,008thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,196thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,315thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,344thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,380thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,385thMost Cultured: 3,478thHighest Average Incomes: 3,907thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,934thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,600thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,547thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,608thMost Developed: 8,617thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,485thLargest Mining Sector: 10,816thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,626thMost Inclusive: 11,867thMost Pacifist: 12,820thMost Efficient Economies: 13,101stMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,201stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,553rd
Most Stationary: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 29th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 30th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 32nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 43rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 49th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 56th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 60th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 63rd in the regionMost Cultured: 63rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 64th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 70th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 83rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 94th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 96th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 98th in the region

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