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The Grand Duchy of Derivian

“Freedom and Peace, not War and Death.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: Appalcadia

Regional Influence: Power


The Grand Duchy of Derivian is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Board of Derivia with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.103 billion Derivians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Derivia. The average income tax rate is 84.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Derivianian economy, worth 97.2 trillion Sapphires 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 46,242 Sapphires, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Economic planning is exalted as a human art form, immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Derivian Blood Tithe, and students consistently complain that the wi-fi ate their homework. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Derivian's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Violet.

Derivian is ranked 182,057th in the world and 7th in Appalcadia for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 407.03 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,072ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,508thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,889thNicest Citizens: 9,923rdTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,025thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,998thBest Weather: 12,976thMost Inclusive: 13,019thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,114thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,362ndMost Beautiful Environments: 14,638thMost Devout: 15,955thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,972ndMost Advanced Public Education: 16,149thMost Pacifist: 17,623rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,778th

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