by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 651stMost Conservative: 956thMost Influential: 2,516th
The Armed Republic of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
We See All
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population433 million


The Armed Republic of Lingu is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its flagrant waste-dumping, aversion to nipples, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 433 million Linguans 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Linguan economy, worth 58.6 trillion hounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 135,324 hounds, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 863,856 per year while the poor average 8,707, a ratio of 99.2 to 1.

It takes all playtime for children to locate their friends among two hundred identical heads, bizarre-looking creatures called 'bloodhounddogs' dominate wildlife preserves, all footpaths have tollbooths, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lingu's national animal is the bloodhound, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lingu is ranked 6,785th in the world and 169th in The East Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 10,052.82 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 651stMost Conservative: 956thTop
Most Influential: 2,516thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,805thLargest Retail Industry: 4,970thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,781stLargest Mining Sector: 6,785thMost Avoided: 7,149thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,114thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,224thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,818thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,547thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,780thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,908thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,988thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,364thHighest Average Incomes: 17,156thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,780thFattest Citizens: 17,861stMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,129thLargest Black Market: 18,209thMost Extreme: 19,043rdMost Authoritarian: 20,263rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 47th in the regionMost Conservative: 50th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 50th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 128th in the regionMost Influential: 142nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 168th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 169th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 175th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 179th in the regionMost Avoided: 185th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 221st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 232nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 241st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 297th in the regionLargest Black Market: 413th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 423rd in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 461st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 480th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 507th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 509th in the regionMost Extreme: 562nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 694th in the regionMost Developed: 798th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, all footpaths have tollbooths.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, bizarre-looking creatures called 'bloodhounddogs' dominate wildlife preserves.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, it takes all playtime for children to locate their friends among two hundred identical heads.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners.
  • : Lingu voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, bicyclists are banned from major roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, tower block residents are each held responsible for four square inches of front lawn.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 235 » Todd McCloud, Dragons Blood, VW53Aland, Rainbow Vests, H-Zhena, Brotherland, Zukchiva, Asendavia, Libertanny, CANZUK 1, Azureano, Salipia, Axdel, Wiranath, Republic of Berzerkistan, Merlovich, La xinga, Stellar Colonies, Rohanland, A Slanted Black Stripe, Roliganistan, Schrebia, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Arkantis, Squid Ruinosa, Kilkire, Talitoa, Liberstankonia, Plazland, The United Neo American Union, New Leganes, United China Nation, Headpat Central, Enlil, Ridann, ReeK, Rhealaliit, Kangarawa, BearStackof2015, Modra, Elejamie, Amabilis, SplodgeTopia, FreedomIand, Tassirion, Kaigi, Seri Tai Republic, Luisagna, CheeseBurrito, Riveraland, and 185 others.The Soviet Space Commie Union, Imperial Akatsuki, East Malaysia, Garricus, Chubaka, The Romanum Legio, Acronis, Pasedonia, Yurpa, Osterreich und Ungarn, Sycona, Propwash, Bermadia, Abethia, Virgoliaendorses, Cobersis, Austratus Imperium, Socialist Holy American Empire, East Shire, Serita Leo, The Solar Ottomans, Technocratic Tagalog, Dark Edgyness, Sadzakstan, Hen wlad fy nhadau, Duengons and Dragons, Ripsylvania, Lanagon, Goodnamesarerare, 3 14159265358979323846264, Weezeland, The State of McDonalds, ArenaC, Federated States of Zootron, Monteconstance, Bai Lung, Servants of Gizmo, Slys Paws, Dragonia, CopyCato, God in the world, Morrowine, Under Sea Desert, Wizardonia, Peoples Republic of GG, Generousity, Yuritoria, The new american, Slonful, Moewland, Firenation91, Lilisk, German South-East Africa, The Big Brain Boys, Lanwa, Belora Gyles, The Eternal Land of Jong, Citergue, The Militarius Imperium, The Three States of Fortuna, Sokala, Soul Stream, Lyontisia, Pagodia, Drunken Seal Islands, JohorRiau, Unger under over, Jyzeria, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Aeljae, Arkalarius, Enou, Martonica, Jakubonia, Tuenia, Bysios, RealDealGG1, Sen Jast, Taurora, VernKhalla, Collective Individualism, North West Sutherland, Syriusz, Lantros, Quartzland, Trimmania, Adioration, Impia Aghte, Rufuina, Debluu, Eagas, Nova Terra Villae, St Guilders Gate, Antserso, Bullpups, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, The Free States of Strattonia, SecularNorth, NorthLuxeland, Raneve Brusertheatel, Chrootangtonia, Chria Deau, The Almighty Country, Greater New Cassandra, The Jamlandias, Army of Chaos, Calbee, Pureian, Hexyia, Raunch, The Argos Federation, Bakaworld, Constructbegin, North Insomnia, BuciLand, Nossepachina, The United Asian Republics, Kario and Nix, Adolanta, Tuvaltastan, Grossvietnam, Coruh, Quinto Piano, Kazukiyama, Dreamersistan, Sybilize, Blobbo, Staynes, Lostwill, Komiker Mawrysharken, New South Hope, Lurolona, Abtracnt, Khadah, Nurmani, Jeffoo, Nuseanesia, Kotawia, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Zang0, Norport, United Dirtpile, AngusEssa, Roissyland, Galve, Rage Mage, Tretrid, Aivintis, Eudinity, Mays Austrian Nation, Nigon, Stumptopia, Bynzich, Woodsind, Yossito II, Meagharia, The Empire of Rijelv, Dorles, Evrigenis, Tseriesiscoming, Slongs, Oofery, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Order of the saint Dumas, Sovietsoyuz, Tesseratum, Upper Ellisse, Warren democracy, Arcady-Asclepia, Merkez, Survivoristan, New Mainz, XK-Class, Cameronia Excellentia, Hokolokia, The Atlae Isles, Neue Leipzig, Filipopol, Rythawelerzi, A mean old man, The Great Imperial States of America, Kyrtizhan, United Altancian, Santa Dystopia, and Kagorg Bra Corna.

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