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The Oppressed Peoples of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
The meaning to life, the universe, and everything
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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LosingHope

Population7.048 billion

CurrencyYen
AnimalTiger

The Oppressed Peoples of LosingHope is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service and irreverence towards religion. The cynical population of 7.048 billion LosingHopeans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 30.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped LosingHopean economy, worth 195 trillion Yen a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 27,759 Yen, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies, citizens are bombarded with advertising from their compulsory miniature radios, and the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. LosingHope's national animal is the Tiger.

LosingHope is ranked 113,124th in the world and 1,664th in Artificial Solar System for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 509.74 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Populations: 182nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 187th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 196th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 270th in the regionMost Secular: 276th in the region

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