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Most Devout: 370th Most Subsidized Industry: 533rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 972nd
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Population10.356 billion

CapitalNew Schiltzbierg
LeaderGrand Duke Lucas IV
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencySchiltz Dollar
AnimalRed-Tailed Hawk

The Grand Duchy of Schiltzberg is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Grand Duke Lucas IV with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 10.356 billion Schiltzbergers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Schiltzbierg. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Schiltzbergian economy, worth a remarkable 1,653 trillion Schiltz Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 159,642 Schiltz Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Schiltzberg as a reminder of their "special relationship", and the comic book series 'Grand Duke Lucas IV and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Schiltzberg's national animal is the Red-Tailed Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Schiltzberg is ranked 972nd in the world and 1st in Coin Collecting Club for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 91.2 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most Devout: 370thMost Subsidized Industry: 533rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 972ndLargest Publishing Industry: 986thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,167thNicest Citizens: 1,388thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,457thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,543rdSafest: 1,595thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,875thMost Pacifist: 1,880thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,042ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,078thBest Weather: 2,455thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,467thMost Cultured: 2,762ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,844thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,965thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,427thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,428thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,616thMost Efficient Economies: 3,660thHealthiest Citizens: 3,841stLowest Crime Rates: 4,024thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,117thLargest Governments: 4,256thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,369thMost Developed: 4,528thMost Inclusive: 5,845thMost Politically Free: 6,224thSmartest Citizens: 6,321stHighest Economic Output: 7,146thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,296thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 10,524thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,176thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,840th

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