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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 46thLargest Black Market: 232ndMost Subsidized Industry: 502nd
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Lingang

Population17.685 billion

CapitalStrautenburg
LeaderLord Hanna Welburg
FaithApotheism

CurrencyMook
AnimalElephant

The Dictatorial Federation of Lingang is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lord Hanna Welburg with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 17.685 billion Linganese are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Strautenburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 93.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Linganese economy, worth a remarkable 5,307 trillion Mooks a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 300,088 Mooks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,202,152 per year while the poor average 50,263, a ratio of 23.9 to 1.

A rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims, children are often punished for the sins of the fathers, and citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lingang's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Apotheism.

Lingang is ranked 125,161st in the world and 81st in South Pacific for Most Average, scoring 30.78 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 46thLargest Black Market: 232ndMost Subsidized Industry: 502ndMost Corrupt Governments: 771stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 955thLowest Crime Rates: 1,232ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,423rdHighest Economic Output: 1,503rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,505thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,537thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,653rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,767thTop
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Most Stationary: 1,899thHighest Average Incomes: 1,901stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,632ndMost Influential: 3,595thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,846thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,262ndLargest Governments: 4,313thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,416thBest Weather: 5,215thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,390thHealthiest Citizens: 5,424thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,555thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,941stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,186thLargest Populations: 7,812thMost Developed: 8,615thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,678thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,952ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,347thLargest Retail Industry: 11,376thSmartest Citizens: 14,123rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,967thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,163rd
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lingang voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Limitation of Inhumane Weaponry".
  • : Lingang was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Lingang was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector and the Top 5% for Most Developed.
  • : Lingang was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Lingang voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Forensics Accord".
  • : Lingang was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, children are often punished for the sins of the fathers.
  • : Lingang voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Wartime Healthcare Protections".
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims.

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Fog Field, Johanneslanden, Maowi, and Densaner.

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