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Most Stationary: 3,236thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,820thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,311th
The Workers' and Peasants' State of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt Euch!
Influence
Dealmaker
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Rare

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The German Democratic Republic

Population24.294 billion

CapitalBerlin - Hauptstadt der DDR
LeaderGeneralsekretär des ZK der SED Krenz

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Animalpeace dove

The Workers' and Peasants' State of The German Democratic Republic is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Generalsekretär des ZK der SED Krenz with an iron fist, and remarkable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 24.294 billion citizens of the GDR are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Berlin - Hauptstadt der DDR. The average income tax rate is 89.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving GDR economy, worth a remarkable 1,953 trillion marks 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Average income is 80,418 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The local custom of Biking With The Cars sends tourists home bemused or in body-bags, toddler groups have taken over local libraries, arthritic surgeons with tremulous fingers reassure patients that they are in safe hands, and the climate agreement has actually increased the volume of hot air in the atmosphere. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The German Democratic Republic's national animal is the peace dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The German Democratic Republic is ranked 171,498th in the world and 7th in Planeet Aarde for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 91,789 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Stationary: 3,236thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,820thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,311thLargest Populations: 6,610thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,542ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,958thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,968thHighest Economic Output: 10,554thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,804thMost Secular: 15,096thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,597thMost Influential: 17,119thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,168thMost Pacifist: 17,298thLowest Crime Rates: 17,908thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,356thLargest Governments: 19,584thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,955thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,272ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,063rdMost Cultured: 24,959thMost Subsidized Industry: 27,020thMost Income Equality: 27,134thHighest Poor Incomes: 27,574thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 28,072nd
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the region

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