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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,867th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,065th Largest Black Market: 3,145th
The Militaristic Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Beauty draws attention, intelligence draws greatness.
Cameron DeLong
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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DeLongtasia

Population5.069 billion

CapitalPort Cash
LeaderCameron DeLong

Currencyfederal unit
AnimalWhite Lion

The Militaristic Dictatorship of DeLongtasia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Cameron DeLong with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.069 billion Imperial DeLongtasians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Cash. The average income tax rate is 81.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient DeLongtasian economy, worth 891 trillion federal units a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 175,863 federal units, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is often said that only Cameron DeLong could bring down Dàguó, millions of Imperial DeLongtasians are excellent swimmers, dessert dishes make up the DeLongtasian breakfast menu, and priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. DeLongtasia's national animal is the White Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

DeLongtasia is ranked 62,306th in the world and 280th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,867thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,065thLargest Black Market: 3,145thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,062ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,364thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,572ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,989thLargest Retail Industry: 5,159thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,182ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,324thMost Efficient Economies: 7,815thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,990thLowest Crime Rates: 8,141stHighest Average Incomes: 8,223rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,351stTop
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Largest Governments: 8,609thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,952ndMost Cultured: 10,015thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,721stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,414thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,502ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,731stSmartest Citizens: 14,028thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,957thHighest Economic Output: 16,369thMost Authoritarian: 16,455th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 35th in the regionMost Cultured: 41st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 43rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 44th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 50th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 50th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 52nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 59th in the regionLargest Populations: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 69th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 69th in the region

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