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Most Patriotic: 2,028thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,866thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,222nd
The Card Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
Cards and Justice
Influence
Ambassador
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Deretania

Population5.15 billion

Currencykrona
Animaldolphin

The Card Kingdom of Deretania is a colossal, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.15 billion Deretanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Deretanian economy, worth 931 trillion kronor a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 180,960 kronor, with the richest citizens earning 8.0 times as much as the poorest.

Cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers, victims of limb-mauling industrial accidents are told to keep working with their remaining hand, the daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris, and trick-or-treaters and circus clowns have been arrested under suspicion of being renegade vigilantes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Deretania's national animal is the dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Deretania is ranked 10,865th in the world and 1st in TNP for Healthiest Citizens, with 14.23 bananas ingested per day.

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Most Patriotic: 2,028thTop
5%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,866thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,222ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,415thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,944thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,250thLargest Black Market: 6,823rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,970thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,128thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,194thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,300thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,974thHighest Average Incomes: 9,606thMost Devout: 10,465thLargest Mining Sector: 10,504thHealthiest Citizens: 10,865thLowest Crime Rates: 11,033rdMost Efficient Economies: 11,223rdTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,865thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,226thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,439thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,161stLargest Governments: 16,676thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,817thHighest Economic Output: 23,284thSmartest Citizens: 25,537th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Deretania's influence in TNP rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Deretania's influence in TNP rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Deretania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Deretania, trick-or-treaters and circus clowns have been arrested under suspicion of being renegade vigilantes.
  • : Following new legislation in Deretania, the daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris.
  • : Following new legislation in Deretania, victims of limb-mauling industrial accidents are told to keep working with their remaining hand.
  • : Following new legislation in Deretania, cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers.
  • : Following new legislation in Deretania, professional athletes juggle part-time jobs to avoid bankruptcy.
  • : Following new legislation in Deretania, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons.
  • : Following new legislation in Deretania, interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories".

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