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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5th Rudest Citizens: 5th
The Modern Portfolio Theory of
Capitalist Paradise
DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI
Influence
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Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Daedra1a

Population28.687 billion

CapitalOpulentia
LeaderHIM Opulentus I
FaithEfficient Frontier

CurrencyExpected Return
AnimalRisk-free Asset

The Modern Portfolio Theory of Daedra1a is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by HIM Opulentus I with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, otherworldly petting zoo, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 28.687 billion Daedra1ans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

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

The frighteningly efficient Daedra1an economy, worth an astonishing 25,182 trillion Expected Returns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 877,842 Expected Returns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,757,615 per year while the poor average 52,408, a ratio of 109 to 1.

It is illegal to liberate slaves, blood stains the floors of the execution room and the hands of the state, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors, and electricity company executives pray nightly to Zeus and Thor. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Daedra1a's national animal is the Risk-free Asset, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Efficient Frontier.

Daedra1a is ranked 14,691st in the world and 460th in Lazarus for Highest Drug Use, scoring 104.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5thRudest Citizens: 5thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7thLargest Retail Industry: 8thFattest Citizens: 10thMost Secular: 12thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14thLargest Insurance Industry: 14thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17thHighest Average Incomes: 17thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24thMost Corrupt Governments: 25thMost Avoided: 25thLargest Gambling Industry: 26thHighest Economic Output: 28thLargest Mining Sector: 46thLargest Agricultural Sector: 50thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 98thMost Scientifically Advanced: 172ndMost Efficient Economies: 263rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 300thSmartest Citizens: 327thLargest Publishing Industry: 478thMost Armed: 576thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,695thTop
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Largest Populations: 1,741stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,285thLargest Black Market: 3,029thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,553rdLargest Governments: 4,113thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,748thMost Pro-Market: 7,004thTop
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Most Influential: 9,335thHighest Drug Use: 14,691st
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionMost Armed: 23rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 64th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 91st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 128th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 164th in the regionLargest Black Market: 188th in the regionMost Influential: 195th in the regionLargest Governments: 195th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 379th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 460th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Daedra1a, electricity company executives pray nightly to Zeus and Thor.
  • : Following new legislation in Daedra1a, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
  • : Following new legislation in Daedra1a, blood stains the floors of the execution room and the hands of the state.
  • : Following new legislation in Daedra1a, it is illegal to liberate slaves.
  • : Following new legislation in Daedra1a, HIM Opulentus I's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies.
  • : Following new legislation in Daedra1a, the nation is loathed abroad for dumping all of its waste in international waters.
  • : Following new legislation in Daedra1a, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms.
  • : Following new legislation in Daedra1a, Max Barry is this year's Miss Daedra1a.
  • : Following new legislation in Daedra1a, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses.
  • : Following new legislation in Daedra1a, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me.

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