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Most Conservative: 7,013th Most Ignorant Citizens: 7,312th Largest Mining Sector: 8,008th
The Dictatorship of
Corporate Police State
Ok
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Lounge 4

Population226 million

CurrencyV-Bucks
AnimalZoomer

The Dictatorship of Lounge 4 is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 226 million Lounge 4ians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Public Transport. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.2%.

The thriving Lounge 4ian economy, worth 16.9 trillion V-Bucks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 74,859 V-Bucks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 289,067 per year while the poor average 13,314, a ratio of 21.7 to 1.

Teenagers are making eye contact with each other for the first time in years, angst-filled teenagers are rushing off to buy government bonds for some odd reason, education is transforming people into first-rate snobs, and extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lounge 4's national animal is the Zoomer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lounge 4 is ranked 55,369th in the world and 2,808th in The East Pacific for Most Devout, with 364.12 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Conservative: 7,013thMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,312thLargest Mining Sector: 8,008thTop
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Most Avoided: 10,838thMost Extreme: 11,174thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,685thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,270thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,272nd
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Largest Mining Sector: 175th in the regionMost Avoided: 249th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 287th in the regionMost Extreme: 337th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 340th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 344th in the regionMost Conservative: 360th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 418th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 466th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 560th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 582nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 622nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 721st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lounge 4, extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary.
  • : Following new legislation in Lounge 4, education is transforming people into first-rate snobs.
  • : Following new legislation in Lounge 4, angst-filled teenagers are rushing off to buy government bonds for some odd reason.
  • : Following new legislation in Lounge 4, teenagers are making eye contact with each other for the first time in years.
  • : Following new legislation in Lounge 4, assault rifles sized for 7-year-olds are a frighteningly popular export.
  • : Lounge 4 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector and the Top 10% for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Lounge 4, tourists are denied entry because of a distant relative married to a Lilliputian.
  • : Following new legislation in Lounge 4, government statistics suggest 115% of the population love Leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Lounge 4, the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain.
  • : Following new legislation in Lounge 4, indigenous tribal elders can be recognised by their designer watches and expensive suits.

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