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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,112thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,526thHighest Crime Rates: 2,423rd
The Colony of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Freedom is given to the virtuous and the wicked.
Queen Dysnomia
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Diaboland

Population1.167 billion

CapitalSpira
LeaderQueen Dysnomia

Currencycobalt
Animaldevil dog

The Colony of Diaboland is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Dysnomia with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.167 billion Diablans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Spira. The average income tax rate is 40.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Diablian economy, worth 165 trillion cobalts a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 141,737 cobalts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

School children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery, celebrity wrestlers thumb their nose at due process, and the daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Diaboland's national animal is the devil dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Diaboland is ranked 4,246th in the world and 62nd in the West Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 24 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,112thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,526thHighest Crime Rates: 2,423rdTop
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Fattest Citizens: 3,052ndRudest Citizens: 3,610thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,037thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,246thLargest Retail Industry: 5,845thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,206thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,216thMost Cultured: 8,829thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,919thMost Inclusive: 10,765thMost Armed: 12,020thNicest Citizens: 12,059thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,803rdTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 13,509thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,699thHighest Food Quality: 13,831stMost Secular: 17,190thHighest Average Incomes: 17,593rdLargest Black Market: 18,479thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,457thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,503rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,596thMost Efficient Economies: 20,689thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,885thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,812thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21,963rdMost Politically Free: 22,097thSmartest Citizens: 25,103rd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 25th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionFattest Citizens: 45th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 62nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 62nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 75th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 110th in the regionMost Armed: 121st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 146th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 146th in the regionMost Cultured: 158th in the regionLargest Black Market: 171st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 234th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 235th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 243rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 265th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 285th in the regionNicest Citizens: 289th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 306th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 317th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 319th in the regionMost Secular: 339th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 374th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 393rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 401st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 405th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 412th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 425th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 504th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 523rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 600th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 625th in the regionNudest: 656th in the regionLargest Governments: 660th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 711th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 746th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Diaboland, the daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris.
  • : Following new legislation in Diaboland, celebrity wrestlers thumb their nose at due process.
  • : Following new legislation in Diaboland, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery.
  • : Following new legislation in Diaboland, school children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel.
  • : Following new legislation in Diaboland, no one knows how to tie a reef knot.
  • : Following new legislation in Diaboland, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Diaboland, nuclear reactors are held together with party string and Hubba Bubba.
  • : Following new legislation in Diaboland, toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters.
  • : Following new legislation in Diaboland, bungee jumpers rarely go splat.
  • : Following new legislation in Diaboland, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.

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