by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 324th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 475th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 493rd
The Country of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
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Captain Cutter
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Population3.669 billion

LeaderCaptain Cutter

CurrencyFruits and vegetables
AnimalLekgoto worm

The Country of Longsword01 is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Captain Cutter with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, avowedly heterosexual populace, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.669 billion Swords are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — prioritizes Defense, with Environment, Administration, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Infinity. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Longsword01ian economy, worth 521 trillion Fruits and vegetableses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 142,192 Fruits and vegetableses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Schoolchildren quote interesting facts about the square of the hypotenuse, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia, and the dartboard at the Longsword01ian Cancer Research Charity bears a picture of Captain Cutter's face. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Longsword01's national animal is the Lekgoto worm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Longsword01 is ranked 22,430th in the world and 1,233rd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 73.49 on the Human Development Index.

Most Primitive: 324thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 475thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 493rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 532ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 656thMost Influential: 880thBest Weather: 1,003rdMost Devout: 1,377thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,378thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,786thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,432ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,749thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,106thLargest Black Market: 4,458thLargest Governments: 4,889thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,979thMost Authoritarian: 5,824thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,096thMost Cultured: 6,476thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,723rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,048thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,151stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,372ndMost Subsidized Industry: 7,471stTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8,610thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,950thMost Efficient Economies: 12,890thMost Inclusive: 13,843rdHighest Average Incomes: 14,215thMost Extreme: 14,650th
Most Primitive: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 58th in the regionBest Weather: 60th in the regionMost Devout: 61st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 80th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 133rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 139th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 148th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 175th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 182nd in the regionLargest Governments: 232nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 274th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 277th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 304th in the regionMost Cultured: 329th in the regionMost Influential: 343rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 352nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 353rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 356th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 366th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 370th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 377th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 391st in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 599th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 671st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 701st in the region

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