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Most Devout: 4,597thMost Primitive: 5,131stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,530th
The Confederated Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Ohne Hemd und ohne Höschen.
Otto Fleischmann
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Derthalen

Population8.282 billion

CapitalHeinrichstadt
LeaderOtto Fleischmann
Faiththe Imperial Truth

CurrencyThaler
AnimalEagle

The Confederated Empire of Derthalen is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Otto Fleischmann with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, fear of technology, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 8.282 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 69.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Derthaler economy, worth 831 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 an impressive 100,414 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 145,433rd in the world and 127th in Eurth for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 86.81 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Devout: 4,597thMost Primitive: 5,131stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,530thMost Armed: 8,386thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,504thBest Weather: 10,048thLargest Mining Sector: 10,218thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,094thLargest Black Market: 11,599thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,622ndTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 13,085thMost Influential: 13,411thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,429thLargest Retail Industry: 15,997thMost Developed: 16,415thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,901stMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,188thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,427thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,577thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,067thMost Efficient Economies: 21,290thHealthiest Citizens: 21,497thHighest Economic Output: 22,177thLowest Crime Rates: 23,358th
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Most Primitive: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Derthalen published "Trophies" (Account: Culture).
  • : Derthalen's influence in Eurth fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Derthalen's influence in Eurth rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Derthalen's influence in Eurth fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Derthalen's influence in Eurth rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Derthalen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Derthalen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Derthalen's influence in Eurth fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Derthalen was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Derthalen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.

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