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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 687thMost Influential: 943rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,769th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Fortune favors the bold
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population7.271 billion

LeaderPresident Edmund Hawthorne


The Republic of Drusselstein is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Edmund Hawthorne with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.271 billion Drusselsteinians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gimmelshtump. The average income tax rate is 94.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Drusselsteinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,442 trillion pounds a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 198,421 pounds, with the richest citizens earning 8.8 times as much as the poorest.

War criminals are given full state funerals, an enormous health awareness programme is underway, sniffer dogs are trained to follow clouds of fruity-smelling vapor, and jaywalking is punishable by public flogging. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Drusselstein's national animal is the ermine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Drusselstein is ranked 21,145th in the world and 541st in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 792.63743021172 Days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 687thMost Influential: 943rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,769thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,881stMost Devout: 1,906thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,149thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,314thLowest Crime Rates: 2,435thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,665thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,668thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,858thLargest Black Market: 4,090thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,252ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,325thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,454thHealthiest Citizens: 4,683rdLargest Governments: 5,023rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,254thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,274thMost Developed: 5,693rdLargest Publishing Industry: 5,717thBest Weather: 5,798thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,283rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,335thHighest Average Incomes: 6,448thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,467thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,925thMost Armed: 7,641stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,470thSmartest Citizens: 8,819thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,051stMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,366thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,940thMost Cultured: 10,061stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,269thTop
Highest Economic Output: 11,067thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,535thMost Conservative: 17,114thMost Authoritarian: 18,403rd
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 73rd in the regionMost Devout: 80th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 90th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 93rd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 101st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 123rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 123rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 136th in the regionLargest Black Market: 152nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 190th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 195th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 230th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 240th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 248th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 251st in the regionLargest Governments: 256th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 260th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 270th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 272nd in the regionMost Armed: 282nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 305th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 316th in the regionBest Weather: 320th in the regionMost Developed: 329th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 340th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 342nd in the regionMost Influential: 351st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 360th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 361st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 416th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 446th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 487th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 490th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 497th in the regionMost Cultured: 498th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 541st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 563rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 604th in the regionLargest Populations: 693rd in the region

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