by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 186th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 365th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 421st
The Country of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Protect and support each other
Captain Laskey
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population4.336 billion

LeaderCaptain Laskey

CurrencyFruits and vegetables
AnimalLekgoto worm

The Country of Longsword01 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Captain Laskey with an iron fist, and remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, lack of airports, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.336 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — prioritizes Defense, with Environment, Administration, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Infinity. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Longsword01ian economy, worth 681 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 a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Basket Weaving. 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 157,094 Fruits and vegetableses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, the nation is automatically assumed to be the source of all unmarked weapons, the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid, and the populace has developed a mortal fear of the woods. 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 Lekgoto worm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Longsword01 is ranked 22,952nd in the world and 1,217th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 72.61 on the Human Development Index.

Most Primitive: 186thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 365thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 421stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 428thMost Ignorant Citizens: 459thBest Weather: 708thMost Devout: 726thMost Influential: 763rdMost Beautiful Environments: 958thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,089thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,653rdTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,001stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,188thLargest Governments: 3,272ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,649thLargest Black Market: 4,174thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,473rdLowest Crime Rates: 4,894thMost Cultured: 4,982ndMost Subsidized Industry: 4,992ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,040thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,407thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,203rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,406thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,709thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 8,446thMost Authoritarian: 11,056thHighest Average Incomes: 11,107thMost Inclusive: 14,386thHealthiest Citizens: 16,336th
Most Primitive: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionMost Devout: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 42nd in the regionBest Weather: 45th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 58th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 99th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 103rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 135th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 136th in the regionLargest Black Market: 137th in the regionLargest Governments: 146th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 195th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 199th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 207th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 230th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 237th in the regionMost Cultured: 248th in the regionMost Influential: 272nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 279th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 307th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 319th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 321st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 360th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 525th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 641st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 698th in the regionMost Inclusive: 824th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 882nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Longsword01, the populace has developed a mortal fear of the woods.
  • : Following new legislation in Longsword01, the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Longsword01, the nation is automatically assumed to be the source of all unmarked weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Longsword01, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Longsword01, the might of the entire Longsword01ian Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders.
  • : Longsword01 lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Longsword01 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations and the Top 10% for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Longsword01 endorsed The Republic of Parmovand.
  • : Longsword01 was endorsed by The Republic of Parmovand.
  • : Following new legislation in Longsword01, unemployed butchers line the streets.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 232 » Yaorozu, The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, Buckerino, Territorio di Nessuno, PlanetPunk, Sundred, Corfad, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Pallaith, Newpromisedland, Selfgradatude, Shibutani, United Draconia, Votak Matim, Holy Oranz, Babacar, Frances Francis the First of France, Malta Comino Gozo, New Pruessen, Great Bights Mum, Dar es Saalam, Niradans, Sinelona, Sunto, Former English Colony, Valhalla123, Shadowrik, New Bremerton, Wilkshire, Spartoptia, Wineclaw, Minuda, The Austro Germanic Union, Universal State Formula, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, The Iron Lions, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Diodone, El Fiji Grande, Kobagia, Napnomadia, Dreadton, and 182 others.Bearical, The Windmilluminati, Kulgatha, Ostrolia, Amauri, Omnistria, Federation Terra Australis, Hong Kong Empire, Unsophisticate, Lunallian, Black Templares, Outer Egorniand, Ninjak30, Empy, Pleroma Sans Romans, Xentherida, Zumlandia, The South Falls, Yukti, Partax, Maott, Joodey, Ham Federation, General COE, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Steraz, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, Ozstan, British Bayonet, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Union of Austria-Hungary, Q w e r t y, Sil Dorsett, Egalico, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Torakuen, Fayyayid, Guslantis, Lemonbiscuits, Sea Ghost, Ibiscaton, Advancia-Sizzletown, Spunkland, Saturns Edge, Misuvelia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Orven, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Haor Chall, Unimaginable Doom, Revolutionary Sealand, Soviet Terran, Free Culture, Victoriaans Nederlands, Choistan, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Aratani, Bananoonza, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Drusselstein, 2 and 2 is Fish, Dopeland420, Newam, Abject Ludicrosity, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Centromuria, Prydania, Noahs Second Country, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Test for a new hope, Felpolandia, The Stratosphere Islands, Rynion, Venezuelia, Indiana Hoosier nation, Antityranicals, Elder Realms, Fizban, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Zupla, SORT, Chukstik Illahi, Constantinolia, Dadastan Archipelago, Makersaulache, Glurponia, Xzavia-Hjar, Brettenia, Zozanio, ZimRobwe, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Zokk, Orado, Humptalumpta, Great Javadwipa, Aetulia, Sockmanland, Debussy, Lorigia, Utopicican, Landnovia, Penrith, Rkainjel, Runeda, Daiz, Yabkhu, Karazan, Yugobatania, Arimbia, Aroa, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, Analomink, Antiyard, New Lakemba, Asthea, Cuyan, Seenvorland, Zankioa, Concordare, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Gamer Party, Lindsaystan, New Octicarg, PotatoFarmers, Styrica, Duerrlewang, Zeternia, Lesbian Femdom, McMasterdonia, Wisconsota, Miamington, Miruma, Alice Gardens, U S Eh, Racoda, Alusten, Ponantine, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Tamgu, Potestasia, Kaschovia, Ice and Tinian, Francois Isidore, Nordic-British Union, Loli County, Eteles, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Prevaland, Nothru Lerple, Angshire, Inven in TNP, Lendara, Serendipita Martia, The Jerichowan Country, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Clan Spaniel, Russilina, Pazair, Aeolist, Aezus, United Western Federation, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, United Anglo-America, Opstan, and Parmovand.

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