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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,817th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,061st Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,877th
The Commonwealth of
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The Commonwealth of Dursto is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Deva Liao with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.062 billion Durstoans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Social Policy, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ketaeo City. The average income tax rate is 72.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Durstoan economy, worth 84.3 trillion Quailas 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 79,393 Quailas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs, and houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dursto's national animal is the Aardvark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dursto is ranked 46,190th in the world and 1st in Land of Stankonia for Most Influential, scoring 305 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,817thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,061stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,877thMost Inclusive: 3,112thNicest Citizens: 3,229thMost Pacifist: 4,143rdMost Income Equality: 5,408thSafest: 5,773rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,351stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,024thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,696thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,868thTop
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Most Cultured: 9,605thSmartest Citizens: 9,723rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,905thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,223rdBest Weather: 11,439thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,481stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,616thMost Politically Free: 13,219thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,495thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,094thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,292ndMost Beautiful Environments: 16,387th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • : Dursto was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, refugees from other nations are flocking to Dursto's border.
  • : Dursto was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, the endangered saltwater humpback Aardvark is only seen in captivity programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Dursto, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit.

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