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The Grand Duchy of Dauershire

“Pax melior est quam iustissimum bellum.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Europe

Regional Influence: Vassal


The Grand Duchy of Dauershire is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, parental licensing program, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 33.947 billion Dauershireans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Dauershirean economy, worth a remarkable 8,041 trillion euros a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 236,881 euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, immigrants who don't like the taste of Dauershirean Turnip Chips are immediately deported, and rumor has it that Leader has won three lotteries in a row. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Dauershire's national animal is the lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dauershire is ranked 6,608th in the world and 121st in Europe for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,853.14 Tourists Per Hour.

Most Influential: 39thLargest Publishing Industry: 365thLeast Corrupt Governments: 493rdMost Secular: 532ndMost Rebellious Youth: 670thHighest Economic Output: 700thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 704thMost Stationary: 797thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,159thLargest Populations: 1,192ndSmartest Citizens: 1,367thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,426thHighest Crime Rates: 1,500thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,626thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,004thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,615thLargest Retail Industry: 3,000thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,185thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,322ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,325thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,337thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,367thMost Cultured: 3,479thHighest Average Incomes: 3,927thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,940thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,609thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,565thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,608thMost Developed: 8,489thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,447thLargest Mining Sector: 10,697thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,554thMost Inclusive: 11,835thMost Pacifist: 12,759thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,982ndMost Efficient Economies: 13,393rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,835th
Most Stationary: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 29th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 29th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 29th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 29th in the regionRudest Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 49th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 56th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 62nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 63rd in the regionMost Cultured: 63rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 64th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 71st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 83rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 91st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 99th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 100th in the region

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