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Most Primitive: 232nd Largest Gambling Industry: 470th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 604th
The Kingdom of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Ora et labora
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Greater Davidstan

Population7.71 billion

CapitalDavipolis
LeaderKing David XXI
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyGD Goldgulden
AnimalLion

The Kingdom of Greater Davidstan is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King David XXI with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.71 billion Davitians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Spirituality also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Davipolis. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Greater Davitian economy, worth a remarkable 2,139 trillion GD Goldguldens a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 277,439 GD Goldguldens, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,551,033 per year while the poor average 24,691, a ratio of 62.8 to 1.

Art criticism in Greater Davidstan is scathingly destructive, every fourth child is born with flippers instead of hands, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, and formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Greater Davidstan's national animal is the Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Greater Davidstan is ranked 49,953rd in the world and 33rd in Catholic for Most Authoritarian, with 0.5 Stalins.

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Most Primitive: 232ndLargest Gambling Industry: 470thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 604thLargest Insurance Industry: 623rdMost Armed: 623rdFattest Citizens: 625thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 650thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 672ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 742ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 762ndHighest Crime Rates: 883rdMost Efficient Economies: 923rdMost Avoided: 975thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,013thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,101stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,222ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,239thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,412thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,523rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,554thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,744thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,963rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,602ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,671stMost Devout: 2,996thLargest Retail Industry: 3,883rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,063rdHighest Economic Output: 4,393rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,763rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,822ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,324thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,419thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 9,231stMost Pro-Market: 10,099thLargest Black Market: 14,620th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Greater Davidstan, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Davidstan, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Davidstan, every fourth child is born with flippers instead of hands.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Davidstan, art criticism in Greater Davidstan is scathingly destructive.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Davidstan, the weather in Davipolis is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Davidstan, penal labor is a de facto death sentence.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Davidstan, pollution is on the rise along with government approvals of fracking projects.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Davidstan, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Davidstan, attempted suicide is punishable by public hanging.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Davidstan, charity no longer begins at home.

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