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Most Devout: 2,962ndMost Armed: 4,580thRudest Citizens: 6,004th
The Democratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
An Appeal to Heaven
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.975 billion

LeaderPresident Hans Helmuth
FaithDurchhalten Lutheran Church


The Democratic Republic of Durchhalten is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Hans Helmuth with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 5.975 billion Durchmen have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arcadia. The average income tax rate is 61.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Durchhalten economy, worth 690 trillion Äras a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 115,535 Äras, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, and churches across the land are hurriedly installing auto-tune for their choirs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Durchhalten's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Durchhalten Lutheran Church.

Durchhalten is ranked 21,969th in the world and 4th in Gruccigangia for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 7,145.1 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Devout: 2,962ndMost Armed: 4,580thRudest Citizens: 6,004thMost Cultured: 7,247thMost Efficient Economies: 10,611thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,765thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,869thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,822ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,029thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,475thLargest Retail Industry: 14,755thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,346thLargest Black Market: 16,594thMost Developed: 18,183rdMost Beautiful Environments: 18,677thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,019thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,177thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,969thSmartest Citizens: 24,421st
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Durchhalten, churches across the land are hurriedly installing auto-tune for their choirs.
  • : Durchhalten was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Durchhalten was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Durchhalten was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Durchhalten was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Durchhalten's influence in Gruccigangia rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Durchhalten voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Durchhalten's influence in Gruccigangia fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • : Durchhalten was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Durchhalten voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Fairness in Collective Bargaining"".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 2 » Copelandea and Ilal.

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