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Highest Disposable Incomes: 116thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 155thLargest Insurance Industry: 158th
The Federation of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
In guns we trust, unless persuaded otherwise.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population19.863 billion

CapitalHi Vue
LeaderPresident James Spanier

CurrencyLowsten Credit

The Federation of Lowsten is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President James Spanier with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 19.863 billion Lowstenians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hi Vue. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Lowstenian economy, worth an astonishing 10,010 trillion Lowsten Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is a breathtaking 503,954 Lowsten Credits, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

Gossip magazines have pictures of President James Spanier sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark, and a the Rejected Realms Tourist Association survey has rated Lowsten #1 for number twos. Crime is totally unknown. Lowsten's national animal is the Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Zunism.

Lowsten is ranked 37,941st in the world and 939th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 752.82 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Highest Disposable Incomes: 116thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 155thLargest Insurance Industry: 158thMost Efficient Economies: 219thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 222ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 222ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 230thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 238thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 290thHighest Average Incomes: 298thFattest Citizens: 349thLargest Mining Sector: 372ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 401stHighest Economic Output: 445thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 605thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 707thMost Avoided: 711thLargest Agricultural Sector: 945thLargest Gambling Industry: 957thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,074thRudest Citizens: 1,174thLargest Governments: 1,298thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,389thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,589thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,674thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,718thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,744thLargest Retail Industry: 1,773rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,820thSmartest Citizens: 1,843rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,989thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,152ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,399thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,790thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,255thLargest Black Market: 5,317thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,604thLargest Populations: 6,674thMost Cultured: 7,970thMost Armed: 8,292ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,723rdTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,159thMost Secular: 15,873rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,805thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,668thMost Influential: 20,737thHighest Drug Use: 20,902nd
Highest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 17th in the regionFattest Citizens: 22nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 28th in the regionMost Avoided: 29th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 34th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 35th in the regionLargest Governments: 36th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 40th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionRudest Citizens: 48th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 49th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 51st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 54th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 64th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 85th in the regionLargest Populations: 105th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 116th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 120th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 121st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 152nd in the regionMost Cultured: 186th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 196th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 223rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 238th in the regionMost Armed: 242nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 262nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 344th in the regionMost Secular: 473rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 485th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 629th in the region

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