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Nudest: 935th Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,328th Most Developed: 2,715th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Live, love, repeate
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Dedulous

Population3.401 billion

CapitalExcalibur
LeaderThe Hive Mind
FaithCommand Greater Dissident

CurrencyByte
AnimalDragon

The Empire of Dedulous is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Hive Mind with an even hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, otherworldly petting zoo, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, humorless population of 3.401 billion Dedulousians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Excalibur. The average income tax rate is 92.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Dedulousian economy, worth 779 trillion Bytes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 229,298 Bytes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Official Sermon-Free Zones are set-up around the nation's hotels, the experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Dragon Dung" has been declared a national treasure, recent events in Dàguó have been classified 'for The Hive Mind's eyes only', and the Department of Reduction of Bureaucratic Red Tape has set up a working committee to investigate its own excessive paperwork. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Dedulous's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Command Greater Dissident.

Dedulous is ranked 137,725th in the world and 513th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Pro-Market, scoring -60.22 on the Rand Index.

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Nudest: 935thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,328thMost Developed: 2,715thMost Inclusive: 3,186thSmartest Citizens: 3,262ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,382ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,554thLargest Governments: 3,768thHighest Average Incomes: 3,844thRudest Citizens: 3,867thLargest Retail Industry: 3,973rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,520thMost Cultured: 4,712thMost Influential: 4,969thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,229thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,362ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,426thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,470thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,015thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,630thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,686thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,626thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,708thMost Secular: 8,748thMost Efficient Economies: 9,480thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,874thHealthiest Citizens: 10,214thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,874thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,714thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,677thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,713thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,336th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 12th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 21st in the regionMost Average: 24th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 29th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionMost Pacifist: 33rd in the regionLargest Governments: 34th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 34th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 40th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 48th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 48th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 50th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 53rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 54th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 58th in the regionMost Stationary: 60th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 64th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 69th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 69th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dedulous, the Department of Reduction of Bureaucratic Red Tape has set up a working committee to investigate its own excessive paperwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Dedulous, recent events in Dàguó have been classified 'for The Hive Mind's eyes only'.
  • : Following new legislation in Dedulous, the experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Dragon Dung" has been declared a national treasure.
  • : Following new legislation in Dedulous, official Sermon-Free Zones are set-up around the nation's hotels.
  • : Following new legislation in Dedulous, refugees from other nations are flocking to Dedulous's border.
  • : Following new legislation in Dedulous, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Dedulous.
  • : Following new legislation in Dedulous, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress.
  • : Following new legislation in Dedulous, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • : Following new legislation in Dedulous, sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls.
  • : Following new legislation in Dedulous, a degree in The Hive Mind Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers.

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