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Most Influential: 2ndFattest Citizens: 162ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 233rd
The Void of
Corporate Police State
You live, you suffer, you die
Dusty Dustican
Influence
Diplomat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Dustwind

Population22.976 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 renowned for its compulsory military service, flagrant waste-dumping, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.976 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, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. 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 9,334 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 Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 406,292 gold dusts, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of Dusty Dustican's most personal functions, the banshee wail foretells skies of death, soldiers stream their classified military operations live for millions of fans, and bleach is the nation's most common pesticide. 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 215,619th in the world and 1,000th in 10000 Islands for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -54.13 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Influential: 2ndFattest Citizens: 162ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 233rdMost Corrupt Governments: 252ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 252ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 287thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 296thLargest Retail Industry: 373rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 387thLargest Insurance Industry: 446thMost Avoided: 467thMost Valuable International Artwork: 469thLargest Gambling Industry: 472ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 476thMost Armed: 510thHighest Economic Output: 588thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 610thMost Devout: 732ndHighest Average Incomes: 749thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 799thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 962ndMost Efficient Economies: 977thRudest Citizens: 999thLargest Mining Sector: 1,005thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,029thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,118thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,126thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,400thMost Patriotic: 1,740thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,033rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,155thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,163rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,181stHighest Poor Incomes: 3,675thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,462ndLargest Populations: 5,560thLargest Governments: 5,758thLargest Black Market: 10,602ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 11,970thMost Stationary: 13,612thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,103rdLargest Publishing Industry: 15,213thLowest Crime Rates: 15,860th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Patriotic: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24th in the regionRudest Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 41st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 51st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 63rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 74th in the regionLargest Black Market: 79th in the regionLargest Governments: 92nd in the region

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