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Most Cultured: 1,118th Most Inclusive: 1,336th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,402nd
The Federal Commonwealth of
Civil Rights Lovefest
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Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
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Frightening
Political Freedom
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Demescia

Population9.307 billion

CapitalCombre
LeaderDimitro Iliopoulos
FaithJovoism

Currencypence
Animalferal hydra

The Federal Commonwealth of Demescia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dimitro Iliopoulos with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, rampant corporate plagiarism, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 9.307 billion Demescians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Combre. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Demescian economy, worth a remarkable 1,659 trillion pence a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 178,272 pence, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

Open-casket funerals are avoided at all cost, the year's most anticipated show is "Great Deals on Delicious Meals", gigantic marble churches take up almost half the land area of small villages, and the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded. Crime is totally unknown. Demescia's national animal is the feral hydra, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Jovoism.

Demescia is ranked 111,043rd in the world and 5,676th in The North Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 16.83 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Cultured: 1,118thMost Inclusive: 1,336thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,402ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,460thMost Influential: 1,496thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 1,701stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,835thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,854thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,963rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,047thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,211thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,244thMost Developed: 2,318thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,583rdBest Weather: 3,068thSmartest Citizens: 3,123rdNicest Citizens: 3,162ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,604thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,709thLargest Governments: 3,821stMost Efficient Economies: 3,895thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,924thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,023rdMost Pacifist: 4,318thMost Politically Free: 4,496thHealthiest Citizens: 5,831stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,959thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,535thHighest Economic Output: 6,697thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 7,700thNudest: 7,903rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,267thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,167thHighest Drug Use: 12,871stLowest Crime Rates: 14,990thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,243rd
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 47th in the regionMost Cultured: 51st in the regionMost Politically Free: 65th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 72nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 72nd in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 82nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 83rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 86th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 89th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 90th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 98th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 100th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 105th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 112th in the regionMost Developed: 123rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 152nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 156th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 165th in the regionLargest Governments: 166th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 167th in the regionBest Weather: 169th in the regionNicest Citizens: 172nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 185th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 228th in the regionMost Pacifist: 234th in the regionNudest: 254th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 293rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 305th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 321st in the regionLargest Populations: 337th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 343rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 394th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 453rd in the regionMost Influential: 586th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 614th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 701st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 727th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Demescia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Demescia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Demescia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Demescia's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Demescia relocated from Balder to The North Pacific.
  • : Demescia's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Demescia altered its national flag.
  • : Demescia changed its national demonym plural to "Demescians".
  • : Demescia's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Demescia's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".

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