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.
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.
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