by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 48th Most Secular: 292nd Largest Publishing Industry: 432nd
The Grand Duchy of
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Pax melior est quam iustissimum bellum.
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Population28.084 billion


The Grand Duchy of Dauershire is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, absence of drug laws, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 28.084 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 effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Dauershirean economy, worth a remarkable 6,370 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 226,827 euros, with the richest citizens earning 7.0 times as much as the poorest.

Patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises, bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble, teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough, and economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society. 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 151,284th in the world and 1,045th in Europe for Most Authoritarian, with 0.01 Stalins.

Most Influential: 48thMost Secular: 292ndLargest Publishing Industry: 432ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 453rdMost Rebellious Youth: 671stHighest Economic Output: 689thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 826thMost Stationary: 994thHighest Crime Rates: 1,119thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,204thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,250thSmartest Citizens: 1,260thLargest Populations: 1,329thRudest Citizens: 1,449thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,710thMost Developed: 2,388thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,478thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,744thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,837thLargest Retail Industry: 2,932ndLargest Insurance Industry: 3,225thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,246thHighest Average Incomes: 3,395thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,953rdMost Cultured: 4,535thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,271stLargest Gambling Industry: 5,276thFattest Citizens: 6,697thLargest Mining Sector: 6,967thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,223rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,465thTop
Highest Drug Use: 9,326thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,481stLargest Black Market: 9,519thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,573rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,959thMost Politically Free: 12,765thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,494th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 31st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 34th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 37th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 40th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 42nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 46th in the regionFattest Citizens: 47th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Black Market: 51st in the regionMost Developed: 54th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 56th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 64th in the regionMost Cultured: 72nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 79th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 88th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 92nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 103rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 106th in the region

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