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Most Patriotic: 1,330thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,356thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,356th
The Socialist Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Parti, Armée, Travail!
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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East Deslang

Population1.032 billion

CapitalEngels D-IX
LeaderFriedrich I
FaithDivine Imperial Cult

CurrencyED-Mark
AnimalBlack Eagle

The Socialist Empire of East Deslang is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Friedrich I with an iron fist, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.032 billion East Deslangians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Engels D-IX. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 87.9%.

The frighteningly efficient East Deslangian economy, worth 232 trillion ED-Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 225,591 ED-Marks, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.

Asking 'a penny for your thoughts?' draws law enforcement response, theatre may or may not be changing for the better but it is being changed for good, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, and you don't need a smoking gun to arrest someone for promoting guns. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Deslang's national animal is the Black Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Divine Imperial Cult.

East Deslang is ranked 40,934th in the world and 1,255th in The East Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 706.31 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

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Most Patriotic: 1,330thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,356thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,356thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,630thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,006thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,215thMost Influential: 2,334thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,106thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,798thLargest Mining Sector: 4,095thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,259thHighest Average Incomes: 5,292ndLargest Black Market: 7,225thMost Conservative: 8,067thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,217thMost Devout: 8,294thMost Authoritarian: 8,551stLargest Governments: 8,992ndLowest Crime Rates: 9,785thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,762ndMost Advanced Public Education: 11,644thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,189thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,387thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,642ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,900thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,406thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,878thMost Developed: 20,340thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,365thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22,591stHighest Poor Incomes: 23,454thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,846th
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Most Patriotic: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 41st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 68th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 86th in the regionLargest Black Market: 108th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 110th in the regionMost Influential: 121st in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 126th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 127th in the regionMost Devout: 134th in the regionLargest Governments: 260th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 281st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 283rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 294th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 342nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 344th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 350th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 416th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 431st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 444th in the regionMost Conservative: 463rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 512th in the regionMost Developed: 568th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 587th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 622nd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 667th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 673rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 709th in the regionMost Extreme: 783rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 816th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 984th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1,024th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1,094th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,142nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,255th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East Deslang, you don't need a smoking gun to arrest someone for promoting guns.
  • : East Deslang changed its national animal to "Black Eagle".
  • : East Deslang changed its national capital to "Engels D-IX", its faith to "Divine Imperial Cult", and its leader to "Friedrich I".
  • : Following new legislation in East Deslang, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.
  • : Following new legislation in East Deslang, theatre may or may not be changing for the better but it is being changed for good.
  • : Following new legislation in East Deslang, asking 'a penny for your thoughts?' draws law enforcement response.
  • : Following new legislation in East Deslang, CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show.
  • : Following new legislation in East Deslang, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • : East Deslang endorsed The Commonwealth of Kond Mex Ethostorgel.
  • : East Deslang endorsed The Queendom of Kaldrbuth.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 146 » Aivintis, VW53Aland, Asendavia, Albrook, Debluu, East Malaysia, Layngderfleethe, Aquyia, New Leganes, Nothereland, A mean old man, Republic of Berzerkistan, Dragons Blood, Lanagon, Talitoa, Adavan, United China Nation, The Almighty Country, Bai Lung, Scaperlancobbinstan, Modra, Arkantis, Chalan, Elejamie, Anfair, Preat, Canadian Technocrats, The Three States of Fortuna, Kangarawa, CheeseBurrito, Federated States of Zootron, Harro Waarudho, New Bradenia Ghost, Vessarlian, Order of the Saint Dumas, Hizuru, ReeK, Pakitsk, East Sakhlin, Roliganistan, Dannemarie, Grossvietnam, Nuovo Regno Italico, Firenation91, Ribanzi, Norna Chitya, Neuer California, Drunken Seal Islands, Distro-Spartica, Islamarnia, and 96 others.Aeljae, Ridann, Centrical Union, Sandboxford, Seratiago, Barfleur, Sen Jast, Neo-Western East Korea, From New World, Singapore3, West Swedania, Vuclen, A Slanted Black Stripe, Enlil, Adolanta, Wiranath, Kaigi, Casillo y Real, Empire of Dabiristan, Pledonia, Auslivia, Goodnamesarerare, ReReReRepublic, Perah, The Empire of Rijelv, Rhealaliit, Blobbo, Rainbow Vests, Iodinia, Tshana, Dravida India, Enou, Sansangra, Kianhua, Kilkire, 3 14159265358979323846264, Ulvesogullr, Headpat Central, Marrabuk, Survivoristan, Taurora, Axdel, Asark, The Armed Savages, North Bernia, The Death Syndicate, People Republic Of Armatoska, Cacnesia, Clarence-Voslage, Ripsylvania, Land of Corporations, Fellon, Agave, Brotherland, Alexandrunia, Lilisk, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Evrigenis, Romanoddle Republic, Mardom, Blobon, Yorksin, Thurland, Rikos Isles, The 7th Coalition of Alba, Wanabe, Wakeopolis, Verconia, Kuseropia Repubationtopia, Roissyland, Kingdom of Hapsteld, Nevertopia, Bogliqia, Azureano, Vaskeden, Renoda, Tassirion, Republic of Restaks, Hosoven, Elzan, The Marlands, Indamish, BearStackof2015, Merlovich, The Wallenburgian World Assembly Offices, Guys it literally says YOU ARE SUS, Devlon, Nova Tobruk, Nociav, Forvistan, FREEHELL, Reino De Latine, Frankinstan, Gernmark, Kaldrbuth, and Kond Mex Ethostorgel.

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