by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 637thMost Conservative: 1,850thMost Influential: 2,666th
The Armed Republic of
Corporate Police State
We See All
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population389 million


The Armed Republic of Lingu is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its enslaved workforce, compulsory military service, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 389 million Linguans 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 prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 34.6%.

The all-consuming Linguan economy, worth 51.7 trillion hounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 132,960 hounds, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 836,001 per year while the poor average 8,908, a ratio of 93.8 to 1.

Lingu's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers, super-powered zombies parade through the streets of Lingu City, taxi drivers seem less xenophobic these days, and in pet stores nationwide bloodhounds are growing in popularity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lingu's national animal is the bloodhound, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lingu is ranked 19,702nd in the world and 637th in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 36.81 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 637thMost Conservative: 1,850thTop
Most Influential: 2,666thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,003rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,754thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,761stLargest Mining Sector: 6,652ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,708thMost Avoided: 7,808thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,885thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,564thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,910thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,960thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,182ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,356thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,916thFattest Citizens: 16,742ndHighest Average Incomes: 17,865thLargest Black Market: 18,409thMost Extreme: 19,702ndMost Authoritarian: 20,214thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,568th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 44th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 52nd in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 120th in the regionMost Conservative: 136th in the regionMost Influential: 153rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 161st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 167th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 176th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 187th in the regionMost Avoided: 207th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 210th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 234th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 235th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 244th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 322nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 354th in the regionLargest Black Market: 419th in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 471st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 490th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 570th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 601st in the regionMost Extreme: 637th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 779th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, in pet stores nationwide bloodhounds are growing in popularity.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, taxi drivers seem less xenophobic these days.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, super-powered zombies parade through the streets of Lingu City.
  • : Lingu was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative and the Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, Lingu's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, people often feel unbalanced by their daily commute.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Lingu was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 238 » Todd McCloud, Dragons Blood, VW53Aland, Rainbow Vests, H-Zhena, Brotherland, Zukchiva, Asendavia, Libertanny, CANZUK 1, Azureano, Salipia, Axdel, Wiranath, Republic of Berzerkistan, Merlovich, La xinga, Stellar Colonies, Rohanland, A Slanted Black Stripe, Roliganistan, Schrebia, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Arkantis, Squid Ruinosa, Kilkire, Talitoa, Liberstankonia, Plazland, The United Neo American Union, New Leganes, United China Nation, Headpat Central, Enlil, Ridann, ReeK, Rhealaliit, Kangarawa, BearStackof2015, Modra, Elejamie, Amabilis, SplodgeTopia, FreedomIand, Tassirion, Kaigi, Seri Tai Republic, Luisagna, CheeseBurrito, Riveraland, and 188 others.The Soviet Space Commie Union, Imperial Akatsuki, East Malaysia, Garricus, Chubaka, The Romanum Legio, Acronis, Pasedonia, Yurpa, Osterreich und Ungarn, Sycona, Propwash, Bermadia, Abethia, Virgoliaendorses, Cobersis, Austratus Imperium, Socialist Holy American Empire, East Shire, Serita Leo, The Solar Ottomans, Technocratic Tagalog, Dark Edgyness, Sadzakstan, Hen wlad fy nhadau, Duengons and Dragons, Moszce-Walvard, Ripsylvania, Lanagon, Goodnamesarerare, 3 14159265358979323846264, Weezeland, The State of McDonalds, ArenaC, Federated States of Zootron, Monteconstance, Bai Lung, Servants of Gizmo, Slys Paws, Dragonia, CopyCato, God in the world, Morrowine, Under Sea Desert, Wizardonia, Peoples Republic of GG, Generousity, Yuritoria, The new american, Slonful, Moewland, Firenation91, Lilisk, The holy being, German South-East Africa, The Big Brain Boys, Lanwa, Belora Gyles, The Eternal Land of Jong, Citergue, The Militarius Imperium, The Three States of Fortuna, Sokala, Soul Stream, Lyontisia, Pagodia, Drunken Seal Islands, JohorRiau, Unger under over, Jyzeria, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Aeljae, Arkalarius, Enou, Martonica, Jakubonia, Tuenia, Bysios, RealDealGG1, Sen Jast, Taurora, VernKhalla, Collective Individualism, North West Sutherland, Syriusz, Lantros, Quartzland, Trimmania, Andrastekia, 9487, Adioration, Impia Aghte, Rufuina, Debluu, Eagas, Nova Terra Villae, St Guilders Gate, Antserso, Bullpups, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, The Free States of Strattonia, SecularNorth, NorthLuxeland, Raneve Brusertheatel, Chrootangtonia, Chria Deau, The Almighty Country, Greater New Cassandra, The Jamlandias, Army of Chaos, Calbee, Pureian, Hexyia, Raunch, The Argos Federation, Bakaworld, Constructbegin, North Insomnia, BuciLand, Nossepachina, The United Asian Republics, Kario and Nix, Adolanta, Tuvaltastan, Grossvietnam, Coruh, Quinto Piano, Kazukiyama, Dreamersistan, Sybilize, Blobbo, Staynes, Judeastan, Lostwill, Komiker Mawrysharken, New South Hope, Lurolona, Abtracnt, Khadah, Nurmani, Jeffoo, Nuseanesia, Kotawia, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Zang0, Norport, United Dirtpile, AngusEssa, Roissyland, Galve, Rage Mage, Tretrid, Aivintis, Eudinity, Mays Austrian Nation, Nigon, Stumptopia, Bynzich, Woodsind, Yossito II, Meagharia, The Empire of Rijelv, Dorles, Evrigenis, Tseriesiscoming, Slongs, Oofery, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Order of the saint Dumas, Sovietsoyuz, Tesseratum, Upper Ellisse, Warren democracy, Arcady-Asclepia, Merkez, Survivoristan, New Mainz, XK-Class, Cameronia Excellentia, Hokolokia, The Atlae Isles, Neue Leipzig, Filipopol, Rythawelerzi, A mean old man, The Great Imperial States of America, Kyrtizhan, and United Altancian.

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