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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 835th Most Influential: 1,840th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,324th
The Catholic Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
Heretical problems require burning solutions
President Ernst Hofstadter
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Drusselstein

Population4.804 billion

CapitalAugsburg
LeaderPresident Ernst Hofstadter
FaithChristianity

Currencylira
Animallion

The Catholic Republic of Drusselstein is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Ernst Hofstadter with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, sprawling nuclear power plants, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 4.804 billion Drusselsteinians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Augsburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 84.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Drusselsteinian economy, worth 759 trillion lire a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 158,016 lire, with the richest citizens earning 6.6 times as much as the poorest.

Small patches of desolate land across the world are part of Drusselsteinian sovereign territory, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, the government's giant servers are often used as a tourist trap, and the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Drusselstein's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Drusselstein is ranked 160,709th in the world and 8,788th in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 40.53 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 835thTop
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Most Influential: 1,840thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,324thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,869thMost Devout: 3,016thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,162ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,655thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,004thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,092ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,595thLargest Black Market: 6,375thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,995thBest Weather: 7,125thMost Efficient Economies: 7,631stTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8,511thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,042ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,133rdHealthiest Citizens: 9,156thMost Developed: 9,634thLargest Governments: 9,783rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,478thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,583rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,940thHighest Average Incomes: 11,254thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,452ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,314thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,220thMost Cultured: 15,580thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,173rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 76th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 110th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 127th in the regionMost Devout: 127th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 145th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 152nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 191st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 275th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 289th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 296th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 332nd in the regionBest Weather: 376th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 479th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 485th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 497th in the regionLargest Governments: 500th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 512th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 523rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 546th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 547th in the regionMost Developed: 575th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 584th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 585th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 610th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 614th in the regionMost Influential: 701st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 745th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 769th in the regionRudest Citizens: 784th in the regionMost Cultured: 798th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 821st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 846th in the regionLargest Populations: 908th in the region

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