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The Dourian Embassy was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 140
Largest Black Market: 388th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 427th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 607th
The Benevolent Dictatorship of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Do unto others
Treize Dreizehn
Regional Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Benevolent Dictatorship of The Dourian Embassy is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Treize Dreizehn with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.392 billion Dourians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Douria. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 65.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Dourian economy, worth a remarkable 3,768 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 304,102 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 8.6 times as much as the poorest.

The nation is cleaning up after a national night of celebration left most people with headaches and dim memories (The Dourian Embassy has found 4 easter eggs), the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, and the Hanging Gardens account for half of Douria's water use. Crime is totally unknown. The Dourian Embassy's national animal is the raven, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Holy Thirteen.

The Dourian Embassy is ranked 138,659th in the world and 4,123rd in Osiris for Most Income Equality, scoring 11.66 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Largest Black Market: 388thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 427thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 607thMost Influential: 757thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 880thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 938thFattest Citizens: 991stHighest Average Incomes: 1,099thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,317thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,425thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,489thMost Efficient Economies: 1,500thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,561stHighest Economic Output: 1,630thTop
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Most Avoided: 1,931stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,031stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,037thLargest Retail Industry: 2,151stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,339thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,488thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,573rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,813thLargest Mining Sector: 3,731stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,817thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,616thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,955thMost Armed: 5,389thHighest Drug Use: 5,498thLargest Governments: 5,783rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,009thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,073rdLargest Gambling Industry: 6,622ndSmartest Citizens: 7,041stNudest: 8,081stTop
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Largest Populations: 8,923rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,036thMost Secular: 9,435thMost Cultured: 10,484thRudest Citizens: 13,691stMost Pro-Market: 15,295thMost Extreme: 16,179thMost Inclusive: 16,240thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,077th
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Most Influential: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 36th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 38th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 54th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 56th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 62nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 64th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 68th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 69th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 79th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 86th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 86th in the regionMost Avoided: 88th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 95th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 100th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 110th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 111th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 119th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 169th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 181st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 195th in the regionLargest Governments: 219th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 223rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 230th in the regionMost Armed: 245th in the regionLargest Populations: 247th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 248th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 270th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 283rd in the regionMost Secular: 290th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 300th in the regionMost Extreme: 327th in the regionMost Cultured: 347th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 347th in the regionRudest Citizens: 371st in the regionMost Stationary: 457th in the region

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