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Highest Poor Incomes: 41stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 50thLargest Black Market: 51st
The Eternal Dread Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Volo. Accipere. Habet.
The Dread Eternal Emperor
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Lederland

Population20.997 billion

CapitalCity of the Dread Throne
LeaderThe Dread Eternal Emperor
FaithNone

CurrencyImperial Credit
AnimalHuman

The Eternal Dread Empire of Lederland is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Dread Eternal Emperor with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, smutty television, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 20.997 billion Lederlandians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City of the Dread Throne. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Lederlandian economy, worth an astonishing 11,326 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is a breathtaking 539,431 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, the nation's apology for those it has executed in the last year has come a little late for some, the word 'elite' appears as a synonym for various insults in the Lederlandian Colonial Thesaurus, and former state leaders include a TV comic and a cowboy actor. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Lederland's national animal is the Human, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is None.

Lederland is ranked 175,747th in the world and 4,372nd in the Rejected Realms for Most Politically Free, scoring 17 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 41stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 50thLargest Black Market: 51stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 82ndMost Corrupt Governments: 93rdLargest Mining Sector: 109thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 151stMost Secular: 156thLargest Information Technology Sector: 171stHighest Average Incomes: 213thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 255thHighest Economic Output: 310thMost Avoided: 405thFattest Citizens: 501stMost Efficient Economies: 720thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 733rdLargest Insurance Industry: 786thMost Subsidized Industry: 860thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,006thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,022ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,349thLargest Governments: 1,413thLowest Crime Rates: 1,674thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,212thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,697thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,184thMost Influential: 4,689thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,173rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,243rdLargest Populations: 5,658thRudest Citizens: 5,946thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,883rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,722ndTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 10,412thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,643rdMost Income Equality: 15,553rdMost Stationary: 16,894th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionMost Avoided: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 41st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 42nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 44th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 57th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 58th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 79th in the regionLargest Populations: 91st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 110th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 121st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 143rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 153rd in the regionMost Stationary: 162nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 196th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 320th in the regionMost Income Equality: 331st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 482nd in the region

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