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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,336th Most Influential: 2,252nd Largest Agricultural Sector: 9,003rd
The Armed Republic of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
In Lester we Trust
Supreme Leader Crest
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Lester Crest

Population1.316 billion

CapitalLestoid Crestoid
LeaderSupreme Leader Crest


The Armed Republic of Lester Crest is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Leader Crest with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, vat-grown people, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.316 billion Crestians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lestoid Crestoid. The average income tax rate is 41.2%.

The powerhouse Lester Crestian economy, worth 157 trillion Crests 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 119,985 Crests, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

A niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, 90% of active duty LCAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones, every workday begins with group therapy, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lester Crest's national animal is the Stick, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lester Crest is ranked 50,388th in the world and 1,630th in the South Pacific for Nudest, with 160.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,336thTop
Most Influential: 2,252ndTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 9,003rdMost Corrupt Governments: 9,961stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,211thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,259thLargest Black Market: 11,566thMost Authoritarian: 12,304thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,560thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,685thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,880thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,418thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,446thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,704th
Largest Black Market: 172nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 194th in the regionMost Influential: 217th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 219th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 259th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 264th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 300th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 301st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 307th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 392nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 421st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 426th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 462nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 479th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 539th in the region

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