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Rudest Citizens: 369thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 510thFattest Citizens: 772nd
The New Republic of
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Our Union Forever
President Sneed
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Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
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Diche Choklate

Population5.229 billion

CapitalTownsville
LeaderPresident Sneed
FaithCanoism

CurrencyCashmark
AnimalAlligator

The New Republic of Diche Choklate is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Sneed with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.229 billion Choklatians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Townsville. The average income tax rate is 5.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Choklatian economy, worth a remarkable 1,488 trillion Cashmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 284,717 Cashmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Apprentice builders get teased for wearing hard hats, minorities play dumb to get more welfare payments, a third of Choklatians are e-certified CEOs, and it is typical to be greeted by a string of curse words in Choklatian restaurants. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Diche Choklate's national animal is the Alligator, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Canoism.

Diche Choklate is ranked 37,533rd in the world and 104th in Sonindia for Most Developed, scoring 69.4 on the Human Development Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 369thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 510thFattest Citizens: 772ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 863rdLargest Retail Industry: 883rdMost Avoided: 996thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,165thMost Armed: 1,269thHighest Crime Rates: 1,374thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,978thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,168thLargest Mining Sector: 2,295thHighest Average Incomes: 2,299thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,467thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,563rdHighest Drug Use: 2,637thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,909thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,917thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,977thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,096thMost Efficient Economies: 3,103rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,222ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,525thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,809thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,033rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,143rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,215thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,354thMost Inclusive: 4,582ndLargest Black Market: 5,357thSmartest Citizens: 5,819thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,977thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,351stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,461stMost Cultured: 7,643rdTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,662ndMost Secular: 11,541stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,600thLargest Governments: 11,779thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,028thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,374thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,089th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionNudest: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 30th in the regionLargest Populations: 30th in the region

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