by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 577th Most Influential: 974th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,818th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Ready for all, yielding to none
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population5.658 billion

LeaderPresident-elect Edmund Hawthorne


The Republic of Drusselstein is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President-elect Edmund Hawthorne with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.658 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 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 90.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Drusselsteinian economy, worth 917 trillion florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 162,209 florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

The jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects, only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote, and RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept. 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 lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Drusselstein is ranked 8,269th in the world and 473rd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 88.33 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 577thMost Influential: 974thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,818thMost Devout: 2,252ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,604thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,886thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,098thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,432ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,473rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,987thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,644thLargest Governments: 6,870thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,004thHealthiest Citizens: 7,019thMost Efficient Economies: 7,119thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,211thMost Conservative: 7,405thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,466thBest Weather: 8,129thMost Developed: 8,269thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 8,983rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,185thHighest Average Incomes: 10,198thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,395thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,571stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,928thMost Cultured: 12,355thSmartest Citizens: 13,472ndMost Advanced Public Education: 14,490thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,764thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,779thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,228thHighest Economic Output: 15,872ndLargest Welfare Programs: 16,792nd
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 65th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 93rd in the regionMost Devout: 102nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 113th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 131st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 166th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 170th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 253rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 260th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 306th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 329th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 355th in the regionLargest Governments: 359th in the regionMost Influential: 363rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 386th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 398th in the regionMost Conservative: 402nd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 448th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 472nd in the regionMost Developed: 473rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 486th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 486th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 496th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 515th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 551st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 596th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 603rd in the regionMost Cultured: 612th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 621st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 727th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 727th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 736th in the regionMost Stationary: 737th in the regionLargest Black Market: 746th in the regionLargest Populations: 780th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 783rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 810th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Drusselstein was endorsed by The Queendom of Eravonia.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism.
  • : Drusselstein was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Trusseia.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
  • : Drusselstein lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Drusselstein lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 201 » Alunya, Kuveria, Ninjak30, Sunto, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Kwaj, Omnistria, El Fiji Grande, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Cloydicia, Shibutani, Sinelona, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, Steraz, Yaorozu, Ozstan, Federation Terra Australis, Guer Aike, Selfgradatude, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Dreadton, Koda-Land, Dar es Saalam, Newpromisedland, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ainsworth, Kasazzastan, Frances Francis the First of France, Bearical, Black Templares, General COE, Shadowrik, Unsophisticate, The Sinclarian Provinces, Pasargad, Atain, Malta Comino Gozo, Lunallian, Napnomadia, United Draconia, North Bratislava, Spartoptia, Wineclaw, Outer Egorniand, New Pruessen, and 151 others.Buckerino, New Bremerton, Ethnon, Holy Oranz, Zemnaya Svoboda, PlanetPunk, Humptalumpta, Pallaith, Joodey, Sil Dorsett, Wilkshire, Amauri, Partax, Niradans, Maott, The Iron Lions, Vincone Cae, Q w e r t y, Votak Matim, Egalico, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Torakuen, Warsaw-Halicz, Kulgatha, Fayyayid, Guslantis, Saturns Edge, Ibiscaton, Misuvelia, Yummy Blubber, Orven, Jasminlandia, Plangainer, Steampunk Ariel, Sea Ghost, Trillius, Haor Chall, Angwayster, Xandarnia, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valhalla123, Amerian States, Rkainjel, Aratani, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Longsword01, Ikea Rike, Legendsland, Moubarakistan, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Republic of New Atlantis, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Antityranicals, Elder Realms, Constantinolia, Xentherida, Makersaulache, Astrind, Moisus, Zumlandia, Glurponia, Kobagia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Xzavia-Hjar, Abject Ludicrosity, SORT, Utopicican, Wisconsota, Orado, Sockmanland, Ostrolia, Runeda, Cuyan, Penrith, Daiz, Lindsaystan, Seenvorland, Concordare, Juggernautilus, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, Tamgu, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, Kenatara, Vernest Quill, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, Fizban, Styrica, The Stratosphere Islands, Miruma, Delmak, Ponantine, Faircliff, Racoda, Tellavinna, Calsolato, Nordic-British Union, Solskjar, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Potestasia, Kaschovia, Loli County, Yewbow, Eteles, Francois Isidore, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Asintion, Serendipita Martia, Federalania, Prevaland, Nothru Lerple, Altamonte, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, Angshire, United Kahndaq, Germanic Araya, Neworva, Kranostav, Xagill, Yukti, Idumetala, Lantidor, Pazair, Phoeba, Empy, Viridiann, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, Ereena, Brevada, Zyvetskistaahn, Afcon, Parmovand, Opstan, Eraver, Fraguale Cothe, Trusseia, and Eravonia.

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