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Most Devout: 4,709thMost Primitive: 5,070thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,211th
The Confederated Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Ohne Hemd und ohne Höschen.
Otto Fleischmann
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.879 billion

LeaderOtto Fleischmann
Faiththe Imperial Truth


The Confederated Empire of Derthalen is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Otto Fleischmann with an even hand, and remarkable for its fear of technology, punitive income tax rates, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 8.879 billion Derthalers 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heinrichstadt. The average income tax rate is 70.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Derthaler economy, worth 869 trillion Thalers a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 97,905 Thalers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

The only place where one can see the Derthaler cherry tree is in a museum, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, and education for the poor is learning to ask "do you want fries with that?". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Derthalen's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Imperial Truth.

Derthalen is ranked 7,211th in the world and 2nd in Victrix for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 8,776.55 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Devout: 4,709thMost Primitive: 5,070thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,211thMost Armed: 8,675thBest Weather: 9,199thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,169thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,480thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,331stTop
Largest Black Market: 11,736thLargest Mining Sector: 11,884thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,321stMost Patriotic: 12,417thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,445thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,664thMost Developed: 16,375thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,441stLargest Retail Industry: 17,571stLongest Average Lifespans: 18,158thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,831stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,438thMost Efficient Economies: 21,426thHealthiest Citizens: 21,872ndHighest Economic Output: 22,023rd

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