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Fattest Citizens: 7th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th
The Grand Duchy Duchy Dutch of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Where the great shall not be constrained by the small
Regional Influence
Power
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Grand Duchy Duchy Dutch of Le Duche is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ronald Grump with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, enslaved workforce, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 26.121 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 21,698 trillion Trumps 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 Trumps, 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 178,234th in the world and 5th in Flavian Amphitheatre for Most Devout, with 2.15 Prayers Per Hour.

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Fattest Citizens: 7thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8thLargest Insurance Industry: 11thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13thLargest Retail Industry: 15thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15thHighest Average Incomes: 20thLargest Gambling Industry: 23rdHighest Economic Output: 27thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 28thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 34thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 35thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 42ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 48thMost Avoided: 50thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 55thMost Corrupt Governments: 63rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 70thLargest Mining Sector: 76thMost Secular: 90thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 90thMost Armed: 128thRudest Citizens: 172ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 222ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 350thLargest Information Technology Sector: 432ndSmartest Citizens: 718thLargest Publishing Industry: 968thHighest Drug Use: 1,421stLargest Populations: 1,523rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,836thLargest Black Market: 2,393rdLargest Governments: 3,512thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,452ndMost Pro-Market: 6,829thTop
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Most Influential: 11,350thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,980thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,947thMost Extreme: 16,087th

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