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Most Influential: 2ndFattest Citizens: 168thHighest Disposable Incomes: 224th
The Void of
Corporate Police State
You live, you suffer, you die
Dusty Dustican
Influence
Diplomat
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Dustwind

Population25.267 billion

CapitalPalace of Dust
LeaderDusty Dustican
FaithSufferology

Currencygold dust
Animalscorpion

The Void of Dustwind is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dusty Dustican with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ubiquitous missile silos, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 25.267 billion Dustwindians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't 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 an astonishing 10,665 trillion gold dusts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 422,117 gold dusts, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,430,261 per year while the poor average 35,141, a ratio of 69.2 to 1.

Diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat", cities are engulfed by smog, the nation's entire cultural heritage is being auctioned off to the rich, and Dustwind has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. 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 60,256th in the world and 658th in 10000 Islands for Highest Poor Incomes, with 35,141.43 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 2ndFattest Citizens: 168thHighest Disposable Incomes: 224thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 242ndMost Corrupt Governments: 258thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 301stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 318thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 344thLargest Retail Industry: 348thLargest Insurance Industry: 371stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 375thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 449thMost Avoided: 463rdLargest Gambling Industry: 486thMost Armed: 534thHighest Economic Output: 551stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 666thMost Devout: 687thHighest Average Incomes: 773rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 780thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 808thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 818thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 969thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,034thMost Efficient Economies: 1,070thLargest Mining Sector: 1,070thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,182ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,211thRudest Citizens: 1,687thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,836thMost Patriotic: 2,046thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,734thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,341stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,027thLargest Governments: 5,227thLargest Populations: 5,313thLargest Black Market: 5,947thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,661stMost Stationary: 11,681stTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 14,300thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,322ndLargest Publishing Industry: 18,899thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,441st
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Patriotic: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27th in the regionRudest Citizens: 32nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 42nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Black Market: 49th in the regionLargest Populations: 50th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 89th in the regionMost Stationary: 98th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 112th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 131st in the region

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