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Most Influential: 2ndFattest Citizens: 164thHighest Disposable Incomes: 219th
The Void of
Corporate Police State Entrepreneurial Freedom Zone
You live, you suffer, you die
Dusty Dustican
Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Dustwind

Population25.025 billion

CapitalPalace of Dust
LeaderDusty Dustican
FaithSufferology

Currencygold dust
Animalscorpion

The Void of Dustwind is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Dusty Dustican with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 25.025 billion Dustwindians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. 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 an astonishing 10,564 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 422,148 gold dusts, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,430,441 per year while the poor average 35,144, a ratio of 69.2 to 1.

Diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat", cities are engulfed by smog, the nation's entire cultural heritage is being auctioned off to the rich, and Dustwind has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. 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 343rd in the world and 6th in 10000 Islands for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 16,147.68 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 2ndFattest Citizens: 164thHighest Disposable Incomes: 219thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 243rdMost Corrupt Governments: 254thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 304thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 315thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 343rdLargest Retail Industry: 344thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 356thLargest Insurance Industry: 377thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 451stMost Avoided: 463rdLargest Gambling Industry: 488thMost Armed: 539thHighest Economic Output: 552ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 652ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 668thMost Devout: 684thHighest Average Incomes: 758thMost Valuable International Artwork: 762ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 812thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 980thMost Efficient Economies: 1,023rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,034thLargest Mining Sector: 1,063rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,205thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,234thRudest Citizens: 1,604thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,792ndMost Patriotic: 1,900thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,766thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,317thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,930thLargest Governments: 5,200thLargest Populations: 5,330thLargest Black Market: 5,891stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,426thMost Stationary: 11,828thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,993rdLowest Crime Rates: 14,491stLargest Publishing Industry: 18,862ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,732ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24,782nd
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 23rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the regionRudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 43rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 43rd in the regionLargest Populations: 50th in the regionLargest Black Market: 52nd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 91st in the regionMost Stationary: 99th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 114th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 133rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 138th in the region

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