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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,003rd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,138th Most Influential: 2,268th
The Republic of
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Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
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Economy
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Drusselstein

Population4.626 billion

CapitalAugsburg
LeaderPresident Ernst Hofstadter
FaithChristianity

Currencythaler
Animalotter

The Republic of Drusselstein is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Ernst Hofstadter with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, avant-garde cinema, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.626 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, 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 Augsburg. The average income tax rate is 79.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Drusselsteinian economy, worth 705 trillion thalers 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 rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 152,484 thalers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, the police double as repo men, many suspect that the 'Whinny The Plop' children's magazine contains covert criticism of President Ernst Hofstadter, and foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights. 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 otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Christianity.

Drusselstein is ranked 67,057th in the world and 3,620th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 2,486.72 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,003rdTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,138thMost Influential: 2,268thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,849thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,350thMost Devout: 3,495thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,928thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,107thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,149thLargest Black Market: 4,697thBest Weather: 6,261stLowest Crime Rates: 6,885thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,166thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,494thMost Efficient Economies: 7,652ndTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 9,257thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,324thHealthiest Citizens: 9,672ndMost Developed: 10,353rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,389thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,646thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,830thHighest Average Incomes: 12,322ndLargest Governments: 12,582ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,720thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,052ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,820thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,022nd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 66th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 107th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 121st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 132nd in the regionMost Devout: 135th in the regionLargest Black Market: 141st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 142nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 150th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 281st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 327th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 336th in the regionBest Weather: 336th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 336th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 382nd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 492nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 539th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 540th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 585th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 591st in the regionLargest Governments: 599th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 613th in the regionMost Developed: 617th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 626th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 664th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 721st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 729th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 739th in the regionMost Influential: 783rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 844th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 869th in the regionLargest Populations: 923rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Drusselstein was endorsed by The Republic of Free Azzaca.
  • : Drusselstein lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, many suspect that the 'Whinny The Plop' children's magazine contains covert criticism of President Ernst Hofstadter.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, the police double as repo men.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • : Drusselstein lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Drusselstein lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, religious households enthusiastically use whips in private.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, the path to inner peace is paved with state-mandated punishment.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 158 » Alunya, Kuveria, Ninjak30, Sunto, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Kwaj, Omnistria, El Fiji Grande, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Cloydicia, Shibutani, Sinelona, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, Ka Ching, Steraz, Yaorozu, Ozstan, Federation Terra Australis, Uganda Knuckles UK, Sheldanada, Guer Aike, Selfgradatude, Great Bights Mum, Papika, Sundred, Dreadton, Koda-Land, Dar es Saalam, Newpromisedland, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ainsworth, Kasazzastan, Frances Francis the First of France, Bearical, Black Templares, Australiland, General COE, Shadowrik, Unsophisticate, The Sinclarian Provinces, COCONUT-CITY, Pasargad, The United States of Romania, Atain, Malta Comino Gozo, Lunallian, and 108 others.Napnomadia, United Draconia, North Bratislava, Spartoptia, Wineclaw, SillyString, Outer Egorniand, THX1138, The Pantheons, New Pruessen, Buckerino, New Bremerton, Justanistan, Ethnon, Agrauron, Holy Oranz, Zemnaya Svoboda, PlanetPunk, Suicidistan, Ara Antrizuls, Humptalumpta, Bayern-Straubing, Drathtank, Pallaith, Joodey, Sil Dorsett, Wilkshire, Amauri, Partax, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Niradans, Maott, The Iron Lions, Vincone Cae, Q w e r t y, Votak Matim, Ofemerica, Egalico, Solmetria, Tappan Hills, Acrabinnia, Renzic, Torakuen, Sakaryata, Warsaw-Halicz, United North American, Atomic Industry Islands, Kulgatha, Divine Eulogy, Fayyayid, Guslantis, Sanjurika, Kirostan, Saturns Edge, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Racoda, Ibiscaton, Norostilors, Misuvelia, Yummy Blubber, VarDrade, Orven, Noiah, Peldorn, Jasminlandia, Plangainer, Swaz Islands, Steampunk Ariel, Sea Ghost, Meyghan, Trillius, Haor Chall, Marijuana Haven, Kontara, Death By Astonishment, Norvayopia, Angwayster, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Xandarnia, Unimaginable Doom, Durgron, Astronomical, Malphe, National Goats, Praeceps, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lost Staria, Funkadelia, Valhalla123, Amerian States, Rkainjel, Seidr Wyrd, El Rojo Octubre, Wohlstantia, Liberum Mundi, Far Easter Republic, Lomjia, Apetopia, Aratani, Nakayo, Doggerstan, 1 very fast endotarter, Longsword01, Ikea Rike, Afrille, and Free Azzaca.

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