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Least Corrupt Governments: 4,802nd Most Compassionate Citizens: 5,942nd Nicest Citizens: 6,190th
The Enlightened Royal Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Progress and Beauty. Tranquility and Enlightenment.
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Superb

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Daulend

Population1.182 billion

CapitalNordsunne temporarily
LeaderKing Otto Schultz
FaithThe Path of the Lotus

CurrencyMark
AnimalLotus Dragon

The Enlightened Royal Republic of Daulend is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Otto Schultz with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.182 billion Daulenders are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nordsunne temporarily. The average income tax rate is 67.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Daulendish economy, worth 106 trillion Marks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 89,784 Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Path of the Lotus has been named as Daulend's national religion, politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities, cash-strapped politicians frequently host bake sales to fund their campaigns, and it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Daulend's national animal is the Lotus Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Path of the Lotus.

Daulend is ranked 138,121st in the world and 16th in The Grand New Republic for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -4.83 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 4,802ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,942ndNicest Citizens: 6,190thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,418thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,449thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9,624thMost Inclusive: 9,975thBest Weather: 10,003rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,877thHealthiest Citizens: 10,983rdMost Pacifist: 12,673rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,280thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,697thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,752ndHighest Poor Incomes: 16,565thSafest: 16,649thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,707th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the region

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