The Grand Duchy of Dauershire
“Pax melior est quam iustissimum bellum.”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Dauershire endorsed The Kingdom of Lundelbell.
- : Dauershire endorsed The Commonwealth of Northwest Isles.
- : Dauershire endorsed The Federal Republic of Greater Albaina.
- : Dauershire endorsed The PoLiet's Potted Plant of Poland-Kaliningrad.
- : Dauershire endorsed The Federal Republic of Eurasies.
- : Dauershire endorsed The Grand Duchy of The Seven Provinces.
- : Dauershire was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of The Seven Provinces.
- : Dauershire was endorsed by The Kingdom of Lundelbell.
- : Dauershire was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Northwest Isles.
- : Dauershire was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Greater Albaina.
Endorsements Received: 141 » Alsted, Nuweland, Lexembourg, An Clar, Lieges, Bohomo, Imperium Anglorum, Wombelland, Northern German Federation, New Decius, Troltovia, Lovisa, Umeria, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Slavorussia, Outer Sparta, The New Nordic Union, Evka, Einswenn, Dark Matter, Popaholick, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Regnum Italiae, Sinclairtown, Galway-Dublin, Yahlia, Saint Domingo, Slavonia and Srijem, Ahma, Thracia Republic, Daneforth, Irminsulia, Germany Third Reich, North of Americas, Cre Alworkez, Alympian Kingdom, Quentenia, St Scarlett, Brakanistan, Chioganah, Rouvenor, Feria-Alkaline, South St Maarten, GanymedEuropa, Weltbeherrschung, Pazano, Wessex and Cornwall, Leszno, Nardin, New Ylicia, and 91 others.Dorpz, Purgatio, Stukilo, Amicities, Death Bat, Miharr, Greate San Marino, Thracia and Crimea, Cytadela, British Alban, Jim the Baptist, Republic of Satherland, Pilipinas and Malaya, Leranditale, Beauprix, Parliamentary Laramidia, Kenmoria WA Mission, Volara, Socialist Balkans, Carignanum, Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate, British Norklon, Supcotia, Nevelja, Viciebskaja, Soviet Taoistan, Elisabethshagen, Kanokla, Suissen, Permorania, Navence, Stromia, Cherised Lands of Galicia, The Wretched of this Earth, Novo Portugal, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Belgique et France, Thils, Betasia, Eesenland, Neuchateau, Estonesia, Gultravia, Walfo, Blechingia, The Pagan Moon, Lord Sapre, Rijland, Arsenial, Enway, Legique, Free Workers Macedon, Elitestland, Nieuw Gent, Shagolaa, Sienkahn, Pontus and Trebizond, Continental Social Democrats, Riverpost, Alba-Nord, Toaddia, Jarmia, Kurman, Novolemania, Dalmannia, Drew Durrnil, Chronus, Ausvelt, Prussian-Union, Escavilla, The Champions League, Invernessia, Monte Naranja, Wunly Andencria, Someseni, Transmontagne, Greater Belgium, Frialla, Savinecross, Sloburg, Greater Dragunovia, Trenaka, Shaor, Destyntine, Canovium, Eurasies, Poland-Kaliningrad, Greater Albaina, Northwest Isles, Lundelbell, and The Seven Provinces.