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Most Income Equality: 5thLargest Populations: 6,632ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,817th
The Herrebrugher Workers' Army of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Zonder meesters, zonder heren
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De 32ste Volksdivisie

Population21.073 billion


The Herrebrugher Workers' Army of De 32ste Volksdivisie is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic population of 21.073 billion workers' soldiers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 70.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant workers' soldier economy, worth 94.9 trillion guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 4,505 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. De 32ste Volksdivisie's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

De 32ste Volksdivisie is ranked 153,580th in the world and 4,594th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 112.2 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 5thTop
Largest Populations: 6,632ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,817thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 13,131stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,532ndMost Stationary: 23,793rd
Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 110th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 253rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 260th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 376th in the regionMost Politically Free: 426th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 457th in the regionMost Extreme: 594th in the regionSafest: 749th in the region

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