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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,670th Most Armed: 3,865th Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,463rd
The Rogue Nation of
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Loft Pain

Population984 million

LeaderWinter Payne


The Rogue Nation of Loft Pain is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Winter Payne with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, free-roaming dinosaurs, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed population of 984 million 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 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Loft Painian economy, worth 102 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 103,873 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cults that offer eternal life after death to those who follow a self-sacrificing saviour are frowned upon, Winter Payne has just been declared ruler of Loft Pain in an international press conference, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes, and lobster tastes best when it is red. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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.

Loft Pain is ranked 19,901st in the world and 1st in Raven Brook for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 4,262 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,670thMost Armed: 3,865thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,463rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,293rdLargest Black Market: 12,858thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,483rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,857thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,577thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,850thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,057thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,662nd

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