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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, efficient nation, remarkable for its parental licensing program, anti-smoking policies, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 34.948 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 8,204 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 234,757 euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Every school is receiving a brand new eraser, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow, the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans, and Leader is considering changing the Dauershirean flag to one with more glitter. 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 135,067th in the world and 748th in Europe for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 701.43 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most Influential: 33rdLargest Publishing Industry: 359thLeast Corrupt Governments: 496thMost Secular: 512thMost Rebellious Youth: 650thHighest Economic Output: 738thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 741stMost Stationary: 766thLargest Populations: 1,167thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,178thSmartest Citizens: 1,392ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,590thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,621stHighest Crime Rates: 1,694thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,109thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,645thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,817thLargest Retail Industry: 3,211thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,308thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,309thMost Cultured: 3,510thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,848thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,872ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,042ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,173rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,359thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,463rdLargest Gambling Industry: 6,718thMost Developed: 7,273rdMost Pacifist: 11,554thTop
Most Inclusive: 12,086thLargest Mining Sector: 12,552ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,142ndMost Efficient Economies: 13,314thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,704thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,439thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,836thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,088th
Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 29th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 32nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 35th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 37th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 39th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 43rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 45th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 53rd in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 62nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 63rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 67th in the regionMost Cultured: 70th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 71st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 93rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 108th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 112th in the region

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