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Dorenstad

Population771 million

CapitalBrielle

CurrencyRuilder
AnimalWhite-Tailed Eagle

The Constitutional Monarchy of Dorenstad is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 771 million Dorens hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brielle. The average income tax rate is 75.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Dorenstadian economy, worth 88.4 trillion Ruilders 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 a slick, highly efficient black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. 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 impressive 114,642 Ruilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Being Leader has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, and tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash. Crime is almost non-existent. Dorenstad's national animal is the White-Tailed Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Dorenstad is ranked 14,205th in the world and 277th in Europe for Most Developed, scoring 87.68 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,681stMost Influential: 5,347thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,461stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,944thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,797thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,385thMost Inclusive: 10,887thBest Weather: 11,671stTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,444thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,916thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,248thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,653rdMost Developed: 14,205thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,331stHighest Poor Incomes: 14,433rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,417thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,424thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,681stNicest Citizens: 16,210thHealthiest Citizens: 17,406thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,004thSmartest Citizens: 19,061stMost Efficient Economies: 20,374thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,722ndMost Politically Free: 21,294thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,479thLargest Governments: 21,524thMost Cultured: 22,690th
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Most Politically Free: 62nd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 99th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 112th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 118th in the regionLargest Black Market: 123rd in the regionNudest: 129th in the region

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