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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,017thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,804thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,468th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Die Welt steht in Flammen aber Alles wird gut!
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Population323 million


The Republic of Distalkis is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 323 million Distalkisians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 41.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Distalkisian economy, worth 17.1 trillion masterpieces a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 52,798 masterpieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, posing for pictures is an integral part of military training, and sports club owners are having a moneyball. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Distalkis's national animal is the porpoise, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Distalkis is ranked 96,623rd in the world and 3,317th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 33.17 quips per hour.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,017thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,804thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,468thMost Influential: 12,118thTop
Nicest Citizens: 19,442ndMost Pacifist: 20,087thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,036thBest Weather: 23,052ndMost Cultured: 23,212thMost Compassionate Citizens: 25,031stMost Beautiful Environments: 25,242nd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 47th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 322nd in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 703rd in the regionMost Cultured: 724th in the regionBest Weather: 733rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 754th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 786th in the regionMost Pacifist: 828th in the regionMost Influential: 829th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 880th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 894th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 999th in the region

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