The Republic of Durtoss is a huge, safe nation, notable for its devotion to social welfare and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 657 million Durtossians 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 relatively small, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Durtoss City. The average income tax rate is 22.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but inefficient Durtossian economy, worth 35.1 trillion Durtossian Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Cheese Exports, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 53,375 Durtossian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash, there's no representation without taxation, and solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages. Crime is totally unknown. Durtoss's national animal is the Durtossian Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Durtoss was endorsed by The Commonwealth of The Citizens of Victoria.
- : Durtoss was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
- : Durtoss was endorsed by The Western Card Czar of Giovanniland.
- : Durtoss's influence in The West Pacific rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Durtoss was endorsed by The Asexual Rail Enthusiast of Hertfordshire and Jammbo.
- : Durtoss was endorsed by The Federation of Sniper Slayers.
- : Durtoss was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Matooie.
- : Durtoss was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Volkason.
- : Durtoss was endorsed by The Kingdom of Ellcrys.
- : Durtoss voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Restrictions On Blood Sports".
Endorsements Received: 124 » Bran Astor, Nieubasria, Bhang Bhang Duc, Pandaland II, The Holy Principality of Saint Mark, Gryphonian Alliance, Knight123, Cryland, Eskaton, Zoran, Dalimbar, Einherfell, Fujai, Mediobogdum, New Belia, New Edians, Recuecn, Divina Patriae, Big Bad Badger, Acropylae, Resurgence City, Surroosia, United Auroran Republic, Eienn, Plankstein, Atheist States of Philippines, Libterraria, Saint Philip and Laurence, Nedtherland, Glorious Existence, Pi Island, Numpties, Ferroia, Najwanxus, The Unified Missourtama States, Wickedly evil people, Arvladma, Pepinooo, Sindria, Matism, Loegries, Liberillia, Psikuta, Papercuts and Skittles, Spudguy, The Antarctic Empires, Ostellan, Gemiturkapistan, Nusmia, CanadaAnarchy, and 74 others.Darionarklana, Fuentana, Estriacea, Leukogeras, Altopan Gilange, Tumery, Fallen Iron Duke, Scationtanland, The Rega, Chitra, Binoulia, Wigglers, Calingfara, Schlesien-Galizien, Kisovec, Greynne, Balanceiaga, Hiems, Westwind, Mirchusko, Constantinopolisia, Cumidava, Anuubis, New cooland, Desirania, Comia Noracon, Diaconstipation, Quevilis, Gastenburg, Nas Crustium, Saransh, Pernacyvokya, New AustroZelandia, Holmani, Parinan, Fumafuma, Neon Sweden, United States of Cumbria, Wyndward, Ordern Korat, Saronistan, Bar Sing Chul, Arnic, Hireeli Finland, Eleftherios venizelos, Bucals Kagotoaion, Starblazer, Cabooses Corner, Svanland, Santos-Dominius, Qapaq Suyu, Tropical Isles, Mickaslavia and Bourberry, Q The Almighty, Axhory, Baxterra, Willow Gate, Hamburg Neo, Inner Paniumati, IndyCar Racing, East Swedesia, Salt Lake Mountain, Win Mints, Braydenton, Av Libertas Vindex, Fiyumsia, Avonna, Carvell, Ellcrys, Volkason, Matooie, Sniper Slayers, Giovanniland, and The Citizens of Victoria.