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Largest Insurance Industry: 366thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 368thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 372nd
The Lethadone Clinic of
Left-Leaning College State
Nihil Sine Justitia
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population30.159 billion


AnimalBarbary Lion

The Lethadone Clinic of Drecq is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Drecq with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, sprawling nuclear power plants, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 30.159 billion Drecqians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Drecq. The average income tax rate is 78.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Drecqian economy, worth an astonishing 11,807 trillion SCUS a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 391,521 SCUS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink, the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems, and retired racing Barbary Lions are served truffles for breakfast. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Drecq's national animal is the Barbary Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Cuthulhuism.

Drecq is ranked 4,419th in the world and 32nd in Europeia for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 596.21 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 366thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 368thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 372ndHighest Economic Output: 581stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 722ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,099thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,196thHighest Average Incomes: 1,198thLargest Black Market: 1,338thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,397thMost Efficient Economies: 1,410thFattest Citizens: 1,600thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,639thMost Stationary: 2,055thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,088thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,192ndMost Cultured: 2,439thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,468thSmartest Citizens: 2,676thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,995thLargest Mining Sector: 3,232ndLargest Governments: 3,253rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,656thMost Developed: 4,112thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,419thLargest Populations: 4,503rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,924thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,937thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,977thMost Influential: 5,399thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,656thLowest Crime Rates: 6,553rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,760thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,483rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,671stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,727thSafest: 8,902ndRudest Citizens: 8,941stMost Secular: 9,397thHighest Food Quality: 9,500thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,167thLargest Retail Industry: 10,451stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,108thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,326thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,443rdTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,388thNudest: 18,690thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,247thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,292ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,571stLargest Welfare Programs: 21,662ndLargest Gambling Industry: 24,080th
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Governments: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 30th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 36th in the regionMost Developed: 38th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 41st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 44th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 48th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 48th in the regionNudest: 51st in the regionRudest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Secular: 64th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 65th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 74th in the regionSafest: 77th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 91st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 109th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 111th in the region

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