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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,629thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,192ndMost Influential: 4,279th
The People's Republic of
Democratic Socialists
We have to look to the future, not to the past.
President Toivo Kallionpää
Influence
Envoy
WA Delegate / Comrade Councillor for External Affairs
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Duravia

Population766 million

CapitalDurapolis
LeaderPresident Toivo Kallionpää

CurrencyDuravian dollar
Animalbear

The People's Republic of Duravia is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by President Toivo Kallionpää with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 766 million Duravians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Durapolis. The average income tax rate is 83.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Duravian economy, worth 83.2 trillion Duravian dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 108,562 Duravian dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, pausing for applause during a speech is seen as a form of censorship, and citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Duravia's national animal is the bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Duravia is ranked 82,884th in the world and 302nd in The Internationale for Most Extreme, scoring 20.75 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,629thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,192ndMost Influential: 4,279thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,371stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,924thNicest Citizens: 6,676thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,267thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,067thMost Inclusive: 9,819thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,860thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,453rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,423rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,362ndLongest Average Lifespans: 12,885thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,021stMost Income Equality: 14,047thHealthiest Citizens: 15,000thLargest Governments: 15,218thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,336thLowest Crime Rates: 16,920thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,955thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,087thBest Weather: 17,228thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,643rdMost Secular: 17,826thMost Developed: 19,167thSmartest Citizens: 20,038th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Duravia endorsed The United Socialist States of Weltrepublik.
  • : Duravia was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Weltrepublik.
  • : Following new legislation in Duravia, citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee.
  • : Following new legislation in Duravia, pausing for applause during a speech is seen as a form of censorship.
  • : Duravia lodged a message on the The Internationale Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Duravia, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster.
  • : Following new legislation in Duravia, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave.
  • : Duravia changed its national motto to "We have to look to the future, not to the past.".
  • : Following new legislation in Duravia, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Duravia changed its national leader to "President Toivo Kallionpää".

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