by Max Barry

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,130thLargest Mining Sector: 2,104thMost Armed: 2,219th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Show your nation your fist!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population20.466 billion



The Empire of Dykurst is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Nighthunter with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, pith helmet sales, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 20.466 billion Dykurstians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dominious. The average income tax rate is 17.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Dykurstian economy, worth a remarkable 4,098 trillion guilders a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 200,262 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Practically perfect royal toddlers tend to say "regrettably not at this juncture" rather than "no", patriotic citizens chant "there's only one Dykurst" at foreigners, murder is sanctioned if the legal paperwork is filled out correctly, and the constant playing of Merry Birthday on Dykurstian radio has led to calls for the song to be classified as a crime against humanity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dykurst's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Locust.

Dykurst is ranked 202,713th in the world and 124th in The League of Conservative Nations for Least Corrupt Governments, with 40.2 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,130thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 2,104thMost Armed: 2,219thMost Avoided: 2,341stHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,494thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,514thHighest Economic Output: 2,514thFattest Citizens: 2,637thLargest Black Market: 2,700thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,150thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,812thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,065thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,108thRudest Citizens: 4,606thLargest Populations: 5,894thHighest Average Incomes: 6,288thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,623rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,458thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,910thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,149thSmartest Citizens: 8,570thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,766thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,439thTop
Most Influential: 10,901stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,497thLargest Retail Industry: 12,191stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,413thMost Cultured: 12,936thMost Efficient Economies: 14,015thMost Developed: 16,359thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,661stMost Devout: 16,836thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,978thLargest Governments: 20,069th
Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dykurst was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Dykurst was endorsed by The Commonwealth of San Carlos Islands.
  • : Dykurst was endorsed by The Holy Dolorian Imperium of The Traditional States.
  • : Following new legislation in Dykurst, the constant playing of Merry Birthday on Dykurstian radio has led to calls for the song to be classified as a crime against humanity.
  • : Dykurst voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn Vandoosa"".
  • : Dykurst voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities".
  • : Dykurst was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Dykurst voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Language and Education Rights for Deaf Individuals".
  • : Dykurst voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Iran"".
  • : Dykurst endorsed The Holy Empire of King Denver.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 9 » Caezar, Neo Polisophos, Eminople, Willdavie, Poteque, Icaris, Creeperopolis, Aeternitatia, and San Carlos Islands.

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