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Largest Gambling Industry: 445th Most Rebellious Youth: 787th Highest Crime Rates: 929th
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Population5.487 billion

CapitalSwag City
LeaderParty King Josh Wilkins

Animalparty pooper pony

The Party Land of Durkenshtan is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Party King Josh Wilkins with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, unlimited-speed roads, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 5.487 billion guidos and potheads hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Swag City. The average income tax rate is 42.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Durkenshtanian economy, worth 674 trillion durken-danks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 122,982 durken-danks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Durkenshtan, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, and road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Durkenshtan's national animal is the party pooper pony, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Rastapartyism.

Durkenshtan is ranked 6,465th in the world and 300th in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 136 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Largest Gambling Industry: 445thMost Rebellious Youth: 787thHighest Crime Rates: 929thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,217thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,302ndMost Inclusive: 1,474thTop
Best Weather: 1,957thNicest Citizens: 2,327thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,208thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,629thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,291stLargest Black Market: 4,318thMost Cultured: 6,465thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,159thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,218thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,513thMost Pacifist: 9,058thTop
Nudest: 9,385thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,142ndMost Politically Free: 12,520thHighest Drug Use: 14,443rdMost Armed: 14,692ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,001stHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,692ndHighest Economic Output: 17,827th
Largest Gambling Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 33rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 34th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Inclusive: 89th in the regionBest Weather: 99th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 119th in the regionNicest Citizens: 119th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 172nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 180th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 227th in the regionNudest: 296th in the regionMost Cultured: 300th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 398th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 426th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 460th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 463rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 468th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 506th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 559th in the regionMost Politically Free: 563rd in the regionMost Armed: 573rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 746th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 750th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 802nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 930th in the region

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