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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 678thMost Influential: 946thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,779th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Fortune favors the bold
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population7.294 billion

LeaderPresident Edmund Hawthorne


The Republic of Drusselstein is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by President Edmund Hawthorne with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, public floggings, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.294 billion Drusselsteinians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gimmelshtump. The average income tax rate is 94.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Drusselsteinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,447 trillion pounds a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 198,421 pounds, with the richest citizens earning 8.8 times as much as the poorest.

War criminals are given full state funerals, an enormous health awareness programme is underway, sniffer dogs are trained to follow clouds of fruity-smelling vapor, and jaywalking is punishable by public flogging. 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 ermine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Drusselstein is ranked 5,699th in the world and 332nd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 92.97 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 678thMost Influential: 946thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,779thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,882ndMost Devout: 1,908thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,158thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,307thLowest Crime Rates: 2,428thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,658thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,663rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,861stLargest Black Market: 4,101stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,268thMost Efficient Economies: 4,331stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,457thHealthiest Citizens: 4,685thLargest Governments: 5,018thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,241stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,273rdMost Developed: 5,699thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,737thBest Weather: 5,814thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,310thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,339thHighest Average Incomes: 6,442ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,473rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,945thMost Armed: 7,630thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,480thSmartest Citizens: 8,828thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,050thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,397thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,954thMost Cultured: 10,055thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,270thTop
Highest Economic Output: 11,046thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,526thMost Conservative: 16,696thMost Authoritarian: 18,019th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 74th in the regionMost Devout: 79th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 90th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 95th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 100th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 124th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 124th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 140th in the regionLargest Black Market: 157th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 191st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 201st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 231st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 243rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 248th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 251st in the regionLargest Governments: 260th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 266th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 276th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 277th in the regionMost Armed: 289th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 310th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 320th in the regionBest Weather: 324th in the regionMost Developed: 332nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 343rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 346th in the regionMost Influential: 351st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 364th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 372nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 424th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 444th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 494th in the regionMost Cultured: 502nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 503rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 505th in the regionMost Stationary: 540th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 576th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 610th in the regionLargest Populations: 701st in the region

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