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Population195 million


The United Kingdom of Lite-Brites is a very large, genial nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 195 million colonists are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 49.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Lite-Britesian economy, worth 8.21 trillion bits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Tourism, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 42,116 bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Glamping colonists won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, the average cargo freighter spends more than half its service life undergoing safety inspections, mathematicians are hated by children across the country, and students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lite-Brites's national animal is the solfect, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lite-Brites is ranked 145,871st in the world and 1,540th in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 12.69 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,837thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 14,084thMost Influential: 15,513thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,115thNicest Citizens: 19,770th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 126th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 197th in the region

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