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Most Influential: 3rd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 312th Fattest Citizens: 381st
The Void of
Compulsory Consumerist State
You live, you suffer, you die
Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Dustwind

Population15.29 billion

CapitalPalace of Dust
LeaderDusty Dustican
FaithSufferology

Currencygold dust
Animalscorpion

The Void of Dustwind is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Dusty Dustican with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.29 billion Dustwindians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Social Policy and Welfare not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palace of Dust. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Dustwindian economy, worth a remarkable 4,910 trillion gold dusts a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 321,140 gold dusts, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,989,288 per year while the poor average 22,368, a ratio of 88.9 to 1.

Politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet, urban entrepreneurs are busy introducing cockroaches into restaurant kitchens, and death row is annually emptied to feed the nation's hunger for televised murder-games. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Dustwind's national animal is the scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Sufferology.

Dustwind is ranked 102,313th in the world and 807th in 10000 Islands for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 53.62 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most Influential: 3rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 312thFattest Citizens: 381stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 438thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 603rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 615thMost Corrupt Governments: 616thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 624thLargest Insurance Industry: 700thLargest Gambling Industry: 732ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 878thLargest Retail Industry: 930thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 932ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 968thMost Avoided: 994thHighest Average Incomes: 1,040thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,171stHighest Economic Output: 1,174thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,200thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,288thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,361stLargest Mining Sector: 1,580thTop
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Most Armed: 1,767thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,319thRudest Citizens: 4,069thMost Devout: 5,253rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,981stLargest Populations: 6,748thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,773rdMost Pro-Market: 7,308thLargest Black Market: 7,390thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9,226thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,019thMost Efficient Economies: 12,289thLargest Governments: 13,966thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,181st
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 16th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20th in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 25th in the regionMost Devout: 49th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 63rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 65th in the regionLargest Populations: 70th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 72nd in the region

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