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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 54thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 101stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 107th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
If it ain't Devinsburg it ain't nothin
The Supreme Overlord
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Civil Rights
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Devinsburg

Population7.519 billion

CapitalDinkleburg
LeaderThe Supreme Overlord
FaithThe Church of The Holy Supreme Overlord

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AnimalSabre-Tooth Tiger

The Empire of Devinsburg is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Supreme Overlord with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, state-planned economy, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.519 billion Devinsburgians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dinkleburg. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Devinsburgian economy, worth a remarkable 3,735 trillion grams a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 496,799 grams, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment, reddish-brown is the new black, a fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion, and international trade can be a pain to deal with. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Devinsburg's national animal is the Sabre-Tooth Tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Church of The Holy Supreme Overlord.

Devinsburg is ranked 214,554th in the world and 7,130th in Lazarus for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -23.02 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 54thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 101stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 107thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 112thMost Patriotic: 151stLargest Mining Sector: 265thMost Corrupt Governments: 271stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 289thHighest Average Incomes: 334thMost Devout: 412thLargest Black Market: 434thHighest Poor Incomes: 572ndMost Avoided: 600thLargest Insurance Industry: 769thLowest Crime Rates: 1,114thLargest Governments: 1,229thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,428thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,684thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,778thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,325thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,500thRudest Citizens: 3,232ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,237thHighest Economic Output: 3,528thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,674thMost Conservative: 5,662ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,135thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,186thMost Influential: 6,807thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,226thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,243rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,255thSmartest Citizens: 7,499thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 11,261stMost Developed: 17,716thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,201st
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 24th in the regionMost Devout: 25th in the regionMost Avoided: 27th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 51st in the regionLargest Governments: 65th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 65th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 68th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 70th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 84th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 118th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 127th in the regionRudest Citizens: 137th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 145th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 150th in the regionMost Influential: 159th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 168th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 176th in the regionMost Conservative: 181st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 283rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 312th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 346th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 363rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 417th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 489th in the regionMost Extreme: 703rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 720th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Devinsburg was endorsed by The Principality of An Enigmatic Mongoose.
  • : Following new legislation in Devinsburg, international trade can be a pain to deal with.
  • : Following new legislation in Devinsburg, a fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion.
  • : Following new legislation in Devinsburg, reddish-brown is the new black.
  • : Following new legislation in Devinsburg, poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment.
  • : Following new legislation in Devinsburg, children keel over while singing "The Supreme Overlord Gives Us the Water of Life".
  • : Devinsburg was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Devinsburg endorsed The Republic of Tolfaer.
  • : Following new legislation in Devinsburg, the police go to great efforts to seize contraband favored by politicians on the police oversight committee.
  • : Following new legislation in Devinsburg, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums.

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