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The Merchant Federation of Durius

“Time is Money”

Category: Anarchy
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Location: 10000 Islands

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Merchant Federation of Durius is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Serene Doge with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, complete lack of prisons, and spontaneously combusting cars. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 6.76 billion Duriusians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The medium-sized, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand City of Durius. The average income tax rate is 79.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Duriusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,296 trillion Hours a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 191,769 Hours, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities, old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime, farm turkeys are given high doses of antidepressants to take their minds off the holiday season, and "Serene Doge got your tongue?" has become a popular idiom. Crime is totally unknown. Durius's national animal is the Magpie, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Durius is ranked 3,728th in the world and 86th in 10000 Islands for Smartest Citizens, with 145.69 quips per hour.

Rudest Citizens: 1,778thMost Inclusive: 2,533rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,606thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,657thTop
Highest Food Quality: 3,018thMost Cultured: 3,194thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,317thSmartest Citizens: 3,728thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,734thMost Developed: 4,004thLargest Retail Industry: 4,081stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,353rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,456thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,617thNicest Citizens: 5,090thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,107thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,599thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,980thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,210thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,226thMost Efficient Economies: 7,589thHighest Average Incomes: 8,458thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,982ndLargest Governments: 9,934thMost Influential: 10,719thNudest: 11,078thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,125thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 16,013thHighest Economic Output: 16,165thMost Secular: 17,801stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,892ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,737thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,107thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,827th
Rudest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 37th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 52nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 59th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 59th in the regionMost Politically Free: 60th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 64th in the regionMost Cultured: 65th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 67th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 67th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 72nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 78th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 79th in the regionNudest: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 83rd in the regionMost Developed: 85th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 101st in the regionMost Extreme: 104th in the regionNicest Citizens: 105th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 111th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 125th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 130th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 133rd in the region

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