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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10th Fattest Citizens: 10th
The Grand Duchy Duchy Dutch of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Where the great shall not be constrained by the small
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Le Duche

Population26.943 billion

LeaderRonald Grump

AnimalArchfiend Marmot of Nefariousness

The Grand Duchy Duchy Dutch of Le Duche is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ronald Grump with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 26.943 billion Le Duchies 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, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lindblum. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Le Duchean economy, worth an astonishing 22,381 trillion Grumps 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 Information Technology, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 830,682 Grumps, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,613,397 per year while the poor average 45,460, a ratio of 123 to 1.

Minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, a large percentage of the poor live from cradle to grave in subterranean wage slavery, tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of Le Duche's historical leaders at Mount Rushless, and Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Le Duche's national animal is the Archfiend Marmot of Nefariousness, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Le Duche is ranked 59,658th in the world and 2nd in Flavian Amphitheatre for Most Authoritarian, with 0.36 Stalins.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 9thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10thFattest Citizens: 10thLargest Insurance Industry: 13thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20thHighest Average Incomes: 22ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28thHighest Economic Output: 29thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 31stLargest Gambling Industry: 33rdLargest Retail Industry: 39thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 42ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 45thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 46thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 57thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 59thMost Avoided: 60thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 68thLargest Mining Sector: 87thMost Corrupt Governments: 96thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 99thMost Armed: 136thMost Secular: 159thMost Scientifically Advanced: 351stRudest Citizens: 373rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 392ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 712thSmartest Citizens: 892ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,005thLargest Populations: 1,652ndTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,808thLargest Black Market: 2,770thLargest Governments: 3,497thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,111thMost Pro-Market: 7,178thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,420thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,918th

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