LUXEMBOURG: By Accident

The county-sized Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (pop. 315,000; area, 1,000 sq. mi.) is the smallest member of NATO, of the European Common Market and of the United Nations. But in some matters, little Luxembourg looms big. It is the tenth largest steel-producing country in the world; its citizens are the most prosperous in Europe, and so fond of its own frothy beer and heavy dumplings that the Germans market corsets in Luxembourg that are outsized even by German standards. And, according to a U.N. report, Luxembourg's drivers have the highest automobile accident rate in the world.

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