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Most Influential: 294thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 328thLargest Insurance Industry: 341st
The Lethadone Clinic of
Left-Leaning College State
Nihil Sine Justitia
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population28.095 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 anti-smoking policies, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 28.095 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 75.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Drecqian economy, worth an astonishing 11,276 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 401,387 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 6,653rd in the world and 32nd in Europeia for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 96,734.36 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 294thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 328thLargest Insurance Industry: 341stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 355thHighest Economic Output: 563rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 606thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 939thHighest Average Incomes: 964thLargest Black Market: 978thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 997thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,000thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,076thMost Efficient Economies: 1,215thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,515thFattest Citizens: 1,545thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,592ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,605thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,808thMost Stationary: 2,204thMost Cultured: 2,212thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,350thSmartest Citizens: 2,467thLargest Mining Sector: 2,660thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,924thLargest Governments: 3,125thTop
Most Developed: 4,052ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,249thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,340thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,525thLargest Populations: 4,614thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,717thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,073rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,585thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,048thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,142ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,307thLowest Crime Rates: 6,420thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,653rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,509thRudest Citizens: 7,681stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,747thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,262ndHighest Food Quality: 9,442ndSafest: 10,097thMost Secular: 10,181stMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,394thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,626thNudest: 15,213thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,016thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,725thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,723rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,029thLargest Gambling Industry: 26,353rdMost Advanced Public Education: 29,634thMost Inclusive: 30,142nd
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 29th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 32nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 34th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 35th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 42nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Developed: 45th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 49th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 52nd in the regionNudest: 53rd in the regionMost Secular: 60th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 90th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 90th in the regionSafest: 93rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 108th in the regionMost Patriotic: 122nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 133rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 138th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 146th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 147th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 153rd in the region

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