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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,466thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,504thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,371st
The Microcosm of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
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Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Ghost Lincoln

Population4.247 billion

CapitalSPATULA CITY

CurrencyP'zone
AnimalPT Cruiser

The Microcosm of Ghost Lincoln is a massive, cultured nation, notable for its public floggings, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 4.247 billion Ghouls are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of SPATULA CITY. The average income tax rate is 86.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Ghost Lincolnian economy, worth 172 trillion P'zones a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 40,572 P'zones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Ghouls can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying, and Leader spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ghost Lincoln's national animal is the PT Cruiser, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ghost Lincoln is ranked 164,646th in the world and 1st in Weed for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 49.49 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,466thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,504thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,371stTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 15,825thBest Weather: 19,058thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,133rdNicest Citizens: 21,640thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,795thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,461stMost Beautiful Environments: 22,564thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,074th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ghost Lincoln, Leader spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders.
  • : Ghost Lincoln's influence in Weed rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Ghost Lincoln changed its national demonym to "Ghouls".
  • : Ghost Lincoln changed its national nation type to "Microcosm".
  • : Ghost Lincoln was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghost Lincoln, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Ghouls can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghost Lincoln, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous.
  • : Following new legislation in Ghost Lincoln, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy.
  • : Ghost Lincoln's influence in Weed rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in Ghost Lincoln, new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps.

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