by Max Barry

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Most Conservative: 5,349th
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
Justice, Piety, Loyalty
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population694 million


The Republic of -Desmond is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, otherworldly petting zoo, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 694 million -Desmondiani are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 26.2%.

The strong -Desmondiandese economy, worth 42.6 trillion Pratals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Retail, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 61,381 Pratals, with the richest citizens earning 8.3 times as much as the poorest.

Companies flee the nation rather than pay their fair share of taxes, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches, vaccinations are mandatory, and families consisting of more than three people are forced to split up. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. -Desmond's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

-Desmond is ranked 80,984th in the world and 3,016th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 1,674.62 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Conservative: 5,349th
Most Conservative: 310th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in -Desmond, families consisting of more than three people are forced to split up.
  • : -Desmond's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in -Desmond, vaccinations are mandatory.
  • : Following new legislation in -Desmond, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches.
  • : Following new legislation in -Desmond, companies flee the nation rather than pay their fair share of taxes.
  • : Following new legislation in -Desmond, footballers are doing aerobics in the sauna to build their hot weather endurance.
  • : Following new legislation in -Desmond, annual government budgets include a sizeable spend on "making things look fabulous".
  • : Following new legislation in -Desmond, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
  • : Following new legislation in -Desmond, tourists call -Desmondiandese beach towns "the fine coastline".
  • : Following new legislation in -Desmond, small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants.