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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,569thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,122ndMost Influential: 6,321st
The Octoparlimus of
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So it's kinda good here.
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Population1.963 billion

LeaderTimao Kul'ulailo


The Octoparlimus of Dersobalia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Timao Kul'ulailo with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.963 billion Sobalis enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bjesport. The average income tax rate is 47.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Sobalian economy, worth 187 trillion siuls a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 95,447 siuls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Councils up and down the country wrangle over legal matters, politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests, kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, and seasonal hay-fever sufferers are attending government drug counselling sessions to get free doughnuts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dersobalia's national animal is the catfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Dersobalia is ranked 85,955th in the world and 3,764th in the South Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 1,951.38 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,569thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,122ndMost Influential: 6,321stMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,452ndSafest: 8,787thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,120thNicest Citizens: 11,373rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,092ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,324thTop
Most Pacifist: 14,134thLargest Retail Industry: 17,348thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,862ndHealthiest Citizens: 19,938thMost Inclusive: 20,280thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,481stBest Weather: 22,281stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,634thHighest Food Quality: 23,016thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,551st
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 182nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 250th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 284th in the regionSafest: 298th in the regionNicest Citizens: 401st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 441st in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 511th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 556th in the regionMost Pacifist: 565th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 609th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 627th in the regionMost Influential: 627th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 663rd in the regionBest Weather: 701st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 731st in the regionMost Inclusive: 745th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 756th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 801st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 870th in the regionMost Developed: 925th in the region

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