by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 939thMost Influential: 1,159thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,418th
The Armed Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We See All
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population2.081 billion



The Armed Republic of Lingu is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Mirko with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, free-roaming dinosaurs, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.081 billion Linguans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Linguan economy, worth 444 trillion hounds a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 213,620 hounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations", if you go into the woods today you're sure of a big surprise, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of bloodhounds and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, and the word 'elite' appears as a synonym for various insults in the Linguan Colonial Thesaurus. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very 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 242,517th in the world and 7,956th in The East Pacific for Best Weather, with -146 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 939thMost Influential: 1,159thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,418thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,025thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,504thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,844thLargest Retail Industry: 3,617thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,631stMost Secular: 3,653rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,937thLargest Black Market: 5,372ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,489thHighest Average Incomes: 5,511thMost Avoided: 5,694thLargest Mining Sector: 5,870thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,700thLowest Crime Rates: 6,827thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,272ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,607thMost Conservative: 10,970thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,039thLargest Governments: 11,228thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 12,617thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,363rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,755thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,527thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,685thMost Authoritarian: 18,477thSmartest Citizens: 20,034thMost Developed: 23,966th
Most Influential: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 54th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 58th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 105th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 106th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 107th in the regionMost Secular: 115th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 127th in the regionMost Avoided: 147th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 160th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 175th in the regionLargest Black Market: 183rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 193rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 206th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 293rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 299th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 311th in the regionLargest Governments: 318th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 360th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 461st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 482nd in the regionMost Conservative: 499th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 515th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 528th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 566th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 608th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 636th in the regionMost Developed: 733rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 781st in the region

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