by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 974thMost Influential: 1,412thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,888th
The Armed Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We See All
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population890 million



The Armed Republic of Lingu is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Mirko with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, avowedly heterosexual populace, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 890 million 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 60.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Linguan economy, worth 169 trillion hounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 190,034 hounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 632,502 per year while the poor average 42,545, a ratio of 14.9 to 1.

Billions of hounds are being blown on orbital weapons development, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, and Mirko's new android secretary is the latest media darling. 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 43,625th in the world and 1,398th in The East Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 42,545.01 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 974thMost Influential: 1,412thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,888thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,123rdMost Secular: 3,222ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,441stMost Avoided: 3,567thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,581stLargest Retail Industry: 3,730thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,035thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,214thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,512thLargest Mining Sector: 4,928thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,859thHighest Average Incomes: 7,259thLargest Black Market: 8,601stLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,667thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 12,110thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,216thMost Conservative: 12,961stLowest Crime Rates: 13,740thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,614thMost Efficient Economies: 15,640thLargest Governments: 17,383rdMost Developed: 18,646thMost Authoritarian: 20,661st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 50th in the regionMost Influential: 53rd in the regionMost Avoided: 62nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 70th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 80th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 95th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 99th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 112th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 112th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 119th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 123rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 162nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 183rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 233rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 256th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 318th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 335th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 407th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 413th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 419th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 476th in the regionMost Developed: 563rd in the regionMost Conservative: 750th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 780th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 790th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 824th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, Mirko's new android secretary is the latest media darling.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, billions of hounds are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • : Lingu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, policemen want to put the nation's homosexuals up against a wall.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, you can say what you like about the genocidal murderers that rule Lingu but at least the trains run on time.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, slaves aren't half the men they used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 189 » Todd McCloud, Dragons Blood, VW53Aland, Rainbow Vests, H-Zhena, Brotherland, Zukchiva, Asendavia, Libertanny, CANZUK 1, Azureano, Axdel, Wiranath, Republic of Berzerkistan, Merlovich, La xinga, Rohanland, A Slanted Black Stripe, Roliganistan, Schrebia, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Squid Ruinosa, Kilkire, Talitoa, Liberstankonia, Plazland, The United Neo American Union, New Leganes, United China Nation, Headpat Central, Enlil, Ridann, ReeK, Rhealaliit, Kangarawa, BearStackof2015, Elejamie, FreedomIand, Tassirion, Kaigi, Seri Tai Republic, Luisagna, Riveraland, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Imperial Akatsuki, East Malaysia, Garricus, Chubaka, Pasedonia, Osterreich und Ungarn, and 139 others.Propwash, Abethia, Socialist Holy American Empire, The Solar Ottomans, Dark Edgyness, Hen wlad fy nhadau, Duengons and Dragons, Ripsylvania, Lanagon, Goodnamesarerare, 3 14159265358979323846264, The State of McDonalds, Federated States of Zootron, Monteconstance, Bai Lung, Servants of Gizmo, Slys Paws, Dragonia, CopyCato, God in the world, Morrowine, Under Sea Desert, Wizardonia, Generousity, Yuritoria, Slonful, Moewland, Firenation91, Lilisk, German South-East Africa, Belora Gyles, The Eternal Land of Jong, Citergue, The Militarius Imperium, The Three States of Fortuna, Soul Stream, Lyontisia, Pagodia, Drunken Seal Islands, JohorRiau, Unger under over, Jyzeria, Aeljae, Arkalarius, Enou, Martonica, Tuenia, Bysios, Sen Jast, Taurora, Collective Individualism, North West Sutherland, Syriusz, Lantros, Trimmania, Adioration, Impia Aghte, Rufuina, Eagas, St Guilders Gate, Bullpups, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, NorthLuxeland, Raneve Brusertheatel, Chria Deau, The Almighty Country, Greater New Cassandra, Calbee, Pureian, Hexyia, Raunch, The Argos Federation, Bakaworld, Constructbegin, North Insomnia, BuciLand, Nossepachina, The United Asian Republics, Adolanta, Tuvaltastan, Grossvietnam, Quinto Piano, Dreamersistan, Blobbo, Staynes, Komiker Mawrysharken, Lurolona, Abtracnt, Khadah, Nurmani, Kotawia, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Zang0, Norport, United Dirtpile, Roissyland, Galve, Rage Mage, Tretrid, Mays Austrian Nation, Nigon, Bynzich, Yossito II, Meagharia, The Empire of Rijelv, Dorles, Evrigenis, Slongs, Sovietsoyuz, Upper Ellisse, Warren democracy, Merkez, Survivoristan, New Mainz, Cameronia Excellentia, Hokolokia, Neue Leipzig, A mean old man, Kyrtizhan, Santa Dystopia, Kagorg Bra Corna, Gyp Land, Polenishia, Konouj, HinduRashtr, Zanottilandia, ReReReRepublic, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, Technocratic Tagalog, Ephem, Modra, Oofery, Horn of Havenkaap, Castle Federation, ArenaC, Rawdank, Oerkar, and Flying Snow.

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