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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 518thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 584thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 788th
The Sultanate of
Corporate Police State
Mehmed; el-Muzaffer daima.
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Lanorth

Population3.645 billion

CapitalConstantinople
LeaderSultan Mehmed
FaithSunni Islam

CurrencyGold Akçe
AnimalGrey Wolf

The Sultanate of Lanorth is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Sultan Mehmed with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.645 billion Lanorthans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Lanorthan economy, worth a remarkable 1,169 trillion Gold Akçes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 320,824 Gold Akçes, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,809,710 per year while the poor average 27,985, a ratio of 64.7 to 1.

Economists claim no news is good news, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps", the state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association, and young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanorth's national animal is the Grey Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Sunni Islam.

Lanorth is ranked 4,808th in the world and 98th in the West Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 109.57 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 518thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 584thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 788thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 882ndMost Secular: 1,216thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,395thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,501stHighest Average Incomes: 1,582ndLargest Black Market: 1,888thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,211thLargest Mining Sector: 2,878thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,016thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,109thMost Avoided: 3,334thMost Efficient Economies: 4,371stLowest Crime Rates: 4,808thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,004thLargest Governments: 5,015thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,286thRudest Citizens: 5,858thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,902ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,964thLargest Retail Industry: 6,966thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,700thSmartest Citizens: 8,767thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,204thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,583rdTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,350thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,495thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,664thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,063rdHighest Economic Output: 14,184thMost Influential: 14,297thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,767thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,494thMost Conservative: 15,824thHealthiest Citizens: 16,257thMost Developed: 19,069th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Secular: 34th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 37th in the regionLargest Black Market: 39th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 41st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 67th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 77th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 79th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 84th in the regionLargest Governments: 88th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 93rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 98th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 153rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 155th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 167th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 171st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 195th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 200th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 201st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 202nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 202nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 221st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 223rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 272nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 318th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 341st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 359th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 365th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 376th in the regionMost Developed: 418th in the regionMost Influential: 475th in the regionLargest Populations: 523rd in the regionMost Conservative: 639th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : Lanorth voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Lanorth voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, the state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps".
  • : Lanorth was endorsed by The Republic of Irador.
  • : Lanorth was endorsed by The Holy Crimson n Blue Factory of Aluminum Oxynitride.
  • : Lanorth was endorsed by The Meritocratic Kingdom of IndyCar Racing.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, economists claim no news is good news.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Constantinople's water use.

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