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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 704thHighest Crime Rates: 1,090thMost Armed: 1,473rd
The Kingdom of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Carpe Noctem
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Civil Rights
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Dawsinian

Population14.51 billion

CapitalTown's End
LeaderKing Dawson I
FaithAtheism

CurrencyPound Sterling
AnimalDuck

The Kingdom of Dawsinian is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Dawson I with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, frequent executions, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.51 billion Dawsinians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Welfare and Spirituality not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Town's End. Income tax is unheard of.

The strong Dawsinian economy, worth a remarkable 2,153 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 148,403 Pound Sterlings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders, the paparazzi publicize Royal scandals with the utmost delight, rural citizens live in terror of their local village constable, and to say that military robots are inclined towards violence is offensive. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Dawsinian's national animal is the Duck, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

Dawsinian is ranked 16,613th in the world and 7th in Wintreath for Highest Drug Use, scoring 114.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 704thHighest Crime Rates: 1,090thMost Armed: 1,473rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,612thLargest Retail Industry: 2,167thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,168thTop
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Most Avoided: 2,472ndFattest Citizens: 2,624thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,986thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,043rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,597thRudest Citizens: 4,606thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,834thMost Cultured: 5,041stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,555thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,700thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,378thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,235thHighest Economic Output: 7,462ndMost Influential: 7,591stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,685thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,832ndTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,429thHighest Average Incomes: 14,501stSmartest Citizens: 14,927thHighest Drug Use: 16,613thMost Inclusive: 16,682ndLargest Populations: 16,924thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,150thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,549th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the regionLargest Populations: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 29th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 31st in the region

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