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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,773rd Most Armed: 3,883rd Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,425th
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Screw it because in the end no one really cares
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Loft Pain

Population1.339 billion

LeaderWinter Payne


The Rogue Nation of Loft Pain is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Winter Payne with an even hand, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, unlimited-speed roads, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.339 billion Loft Painians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shadowfall. The average income tax rate is 76.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Loft Painian economy, worth 153 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 114,659 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's black ops are starting to get on people's nerves, nudity is frowned upon, bike rage is all the rage, and dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Loft Pain's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Loft Pain is ranked 33,799th in the world and 2nd in Raven Brook for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,258.66 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,773rdMost Armed: 3,883rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,425thTop
Largest Black Market: 9,356thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,003rdHighest Poor Incomes: 11,806thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,933rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,264thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,355thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,569thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,679thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,213thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,125thMost Cultured: 16,856th

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