by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 951stMost Influential: 1,053rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,624th
The Armed Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
We See All
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population1.87 billion



The Armed Republic of Lingu is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Mirko with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, infamous sell-swords, and disturbing lack of elderly people. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.87 billion Linguans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 76.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Linguan economy, worth 401 trillion hounds a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 214,834 hounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas, everyone apparently sends Mirko hair-filled lockets, offers to die heroically, and poetic desires to co-parent a child, political loyalty is enforced by way of chemical addiction, and truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very 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 70,231st in the world and 2,344th in The East Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 2,973.1 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 951stMost Influential: 1,053rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,624thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,186thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,547thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,800thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,562ndMost Secular: 3,610thLargest Retail Industry: 3,742ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,795thMost Avoided: 5,400thHighest Average Incomes: 5,411thLargest Mining Sector: 5,496thLargest Black Market: 5,628thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,089thLowest Crime Rates: 6,833rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,974thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,716thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,705thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,644thLargest Governments: 11,527thMost Conservative: 11,610thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 13,205thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,130thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,569thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,592ndMost Authoritarian: 18,874thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,249thSmartest Citizens: 20,692ndMost Developed: 24,089th
Most Influential: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 52nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 64th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 78th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 95th in the regionMost Secular: 100th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 110th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 113th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 118th in the regionMost Avoided: 143rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 155th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 169th in the regionLargest Black Market: 185th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 190th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 207th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 241st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 303rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 326th in the regionLargest Governments: 329th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 371st in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 464th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 475th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 526th in the regionMost Conservative: 572nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 583rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 586th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 666th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 671st in the regionMost Developed: 745th in the region

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