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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,599th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,012th Most Influential: 4,171st
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Eastern Don Mard

Population793 million

CapitalDrexburn
LeaderMichelle Lyndon

Currencykrona
Animalwolf

The Republic of Eastern Don Mard is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Michelle Lyndon with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 793 million Eastern Don Mardians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Drexburn. The average income tax rate is 75.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Eastern Don Mardian economy, worth 80.6 trillion kronor a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 101,618 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery, the government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture, and tourists outnumber citizens two to one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Eastern Don Mard's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Eastern Don Mard is ranked 36,779th in the world and 1,110th in the South Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 136.01 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Top
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,599thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,012thMost Influential: 4,171stLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,299thSafest: 6,023rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,181stNicest Citizens: 6,511thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,019thMost Pacifist: 7,049thMost Inclusive: 8,004thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,384thTop
10%
Healthiest Citizens: 9,856thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,990thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,489thMost Cultured: 12,980thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,509thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,819thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,334thLowest Crime Rates: 15,786thBest Weather: 15,923rdMost Developed: 16,206thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,186th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 90th in the regionSafest: 194th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 195th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 204th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 211th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 216th in the regionNicest Citizens: 227th in the regionMost Pacifist: 240th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 251st in the regionMost Inclusive: 288th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 301st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 339th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 350th in the regionMost Influential: 376th in the regionTop
10%
Most Cultured: 384th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 401st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 401st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 406th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 429th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 434th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 460th in the regionMost Developed: 479th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 496th in the regionBest Weather: 500th in the regionLargest Governments: 515th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 540th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 545th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 621st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 709th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 718th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Eastern Don Mard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Don Mard, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Don Mard, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Don Mard, the government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses.
  • : Eastern Don Mard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Don Mard, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Don Mard, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits.
  • : Eastern Don Mard was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Don Mard, the nation is noticeably more cheerful on Tuesdays.
  • : Following new legislation in Eastern Don Mard, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.

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