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Most Influential: 2ndFattest Citizens: 162ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 239th
The Void of
Compulsory Consumerist State
You live, you suffer, you die
Influence
Diplomat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Dustwind

Population20.719 billion

CapitalPalace of Dust
LeaderDusty Dustican
FaithSufferology

Currencygold dust
Animalscorpion

The Void of Dustwind is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dusty Dustican with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, sprawling nuclear power plants, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.719 billion Dustwindians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palace of Dust. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Dustwindian economy, worth a remarkable 8,379 trillion gold dusts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 404,425 gold dusts, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,254,674 per year while the poor average 36,217, a ratio of 62.3 to 1.

Strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, small shoes often wash up on the beach, vacationing Dustwindians expect to be treated as royalty, and spousal homicide rates have tripled in recent months. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Dustwind's national animal is the scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Sufferology.

Dustwind is ranked 35,262nd in the world and 228th in 10000 Islands for Most Pro-Market, scoring 68 on the Rand Index.

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Most Influential: 2ndFattest Citizens: 162ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 239thHighest Disposable Incomes: 243rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 247thMost Corrupt Governments: 256thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 288thLargest Retail Industry: 310thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 310thMost Avoided: 363rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 391stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 432ndLargest Insurance Industry: 452ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 456thLargest Gambling Industry: 470thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 484thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 524thMost Armed: 530thHighest Economic Output: 622ndMost Devout: 681stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 685thHighest Average Incomes: 697thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 770thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 916thLargest Mining Sector: 917thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,010thMost Efficient Economies: 1,094thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,363rdRudest Citizens: 1,511thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,040thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,333rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,264thLargest Black Market: 4,955thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,510thLargest Populations: 5,752ndLargest Governments: 6,432ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,615thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,391stLargest Publishing Industry: 14,995thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,172ndMost Stationary: 16,068thLowest Crime Rates: 18,130thHighest Drug Use: 20,190th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27th in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Black Market: 39th in the regionLargest Populations: 53rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 56th in the regionLargest Governments: 92nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 93rd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 141st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 142nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 149th in the region

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