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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 59thMost Influential: 162ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,663rd
The Allied States of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
Alliance Forever, For Strength and Security
Father Lionel Atrox
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Iron Lions

Population6.917 billion

CapitalFather Lion's Hall
LeaderFather Lionel Atrox

CurrencyLionisian Crown
AnimalLion

The Allied States of The Iron Lions is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Father Lionel Atrox with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, ban on automobiles, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 6.917 billion Iron Lions are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Father Lion's Hall. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Iron Lionisian economy, worth a remarkable 1,059 trillion Lionisian Crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 153,182 Lionisian Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, posh kids don't look down on the poor any more, trespassers entering Father Lionel Atrox's office are immediately vaporized, and citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Iron Lions's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Iron Lions is ranked 2,539th in the world and 148th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 97.03 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,232ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,401stMost Developed: 2,539thLowest Crime Rates: 2,713thHealthiest Citizens: 2,749thLargest Governments: 2,952ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,989thMost Cultured: 3,215thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,536thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,887thMost Efficient Economies: 3,893rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,929thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,969thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,020thSmartest Citizens: 5,198thBest Weather: 5,653rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,247thMost Secular: 7,599thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 10,905thHighest Average Incomes: 12,745thMost Stationary: 14,375thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,708thMost Inclusive: 15,023rdHighest Economic Output: 15,855thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,312thSafest: 20,354th
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Most Influential: 37th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 45th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 83rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 89th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 105th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 121st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 136th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 144th in the regionLargest Governments: 147th in the regionMost Developed: 148th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 153rd in the regionMost Cultured: 159th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 161st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 173rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 194th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 219th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 226th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 226th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 264th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 277th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 290th in the regionBest Weather: 312th in the regionMost Stationary: 331st in the regionMost Secular: 416th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 480th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 498th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 564th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 601st in the regionLargest Populations: 744th in the regionMost Inclusive: 853rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 897th in the region

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