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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 195th Most Devout: 240th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 557th
The August Grand Duchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Deus, Unione et Libertas
Influence
Powerbroker
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Serene Grand Duchy of the West Pacific

Population11.953 billion

CapitalElsabrooke
LeaderHGDH Duchess Katrina von Arendelle
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyGrand Ducat
Animalwyvern

The August Grand Duchy of Serene Grand Duchy of the West Pacific is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by HGDH Duchess Katrina von Arendelle with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, daily referendums, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 11.953 billion Westvolks have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elsabrooke. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Wester economy, worth a remarkable 3,626 trillion Grand Ducats a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 303,415 Grand Ducats, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 935,413 per year while the poor average 75,979, a ratio of 12.3 to 1.

Older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, treaties are taken to be mere rules of thumb, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, and obstetricians are not allowed to publish ultrasound pictures of fetuses in medical journals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Serene Grand Duchy of the West Pacific's national animal is the wyvern, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Serene Grand Duchy of the West Pacific is ranked 730th in the world and 2nd in Right to Life for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 13,761.67 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 195thMost Devout: 240thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 557thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 730thMost Cultured: 766thLargest Retail Industry: 820thRudest Citizens: 843rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,164thLargest Mining Sector: 1,182ndMost Avoided: 1,380thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,390thLargest Black Market: 1,448thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,503rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,586thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,775thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,971stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,990thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,065thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,100thMost Influential: 2,428thHighest Economic Output: 2,590thFattest Citizens: 2,604thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,872ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,380thMost Efficient Economies: 3,527thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,846thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,229thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,457thSmartest Citizens: 4,736thLargest Governments: 5,836thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,887thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,231stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,263rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,870thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 15,696thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,158thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,523rd
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the region

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