by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 121stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 132ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 141st
The Country of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Protect and support each other
Captain Laskey
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.935 billion

LeaderCaptain Laskey

CurrencyFruits and vegetables

The Country of Longsword01 is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Captain Laskey with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, avowedly heterosexual populace, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.935 billion Swords are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Environment, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Infinity. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Longsword01ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,549 trillion Fruits and vegetableses 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing. 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 amazing 261,122 Fruits and vegetableses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight, Harry Potter books are banned, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A Captain Laskey For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of Captain Laskey's supporters, and genetic screening weeds out citizens whose legs don't bend easily at the knee. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Longsword01's national animal is the Rancor, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Longsword01 is ranked 114,833rd in the world and 172nd in Enadia for Most Stationary, with 58.8078095852 Days.

Most Primitive: 121stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 132ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 141stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 163rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 252ndMost Devout: 263rdBest Weather: 527thMost Beautiful Environments: 664thMost Influential: 769thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 800thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,228thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,250thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,259thLargest Black Market: 1,266thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,611thLargest Governments: 1,773rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,970thTop
Most Armed: 2,118thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,265thLowest Crime Rates: 2,602ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,784thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,805thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,904thHighest Average Incomes: 3,008thMost Cultured: 4,766thMost Efficient Economies: 5,733rdMost Authoritarian: 7,610thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,798thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,096thHighest Economic Output: 10,155thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,216thMost Conservative: 19,901st
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Conservative: 33rd in the regionLargest Populations: 35th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 37th in the region

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