by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 129thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 136thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 146th
The Country of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Protect and support each other
Captain Laskey
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population6.095 billion

LeaderCaptain Laskey

CurrencyFruits and vegetables

The Country of Longsword01 is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Captain Laskey with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, pith helmet sales, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.095 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 enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Environment, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Infinity. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Longsword01ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,592 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing. 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 amazing 261,325 Fruits and vegetableses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight, Harry Potter books are banned, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A Captain Laskey For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of Captain Laskey's supporters, and genetic screening weeds out citizens whose legs don't bend easily at the knee. 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 Rancor, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Longsword01 is ranked 176,010th in the world and 342nd in Enadia for Most Average, scoring 23.26 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Most Primitive: 129thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 136thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 146thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 173rdMost Devout: 260thMost Ignorant Citizens: 267thBest Weather: 533rdMost Beautiful Environments: 659thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 807thMost Influential: 988thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,211thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,255thLargest Black Market: 1,260thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,270thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,675thLargest Governments: 1,760thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,041stTop
Most Armed: 2,129thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,395thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,507thLowest Crime Rates: 2,603rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,771stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,917thHighest Average Incomes: 3,002ndMost Cultured: 4,757thMost Efficient Economies: 5,776thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,371stHighest Economic Output: 9,927thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,124thMost Authoritarian: 10,212thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,732nd
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 20th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Extreme: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 31st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 31st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 36th in the region

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