The Unruly Confederation of CoolHandLuke is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Luke the Champion with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, smutty television, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.112 billion Lukes love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ChainGang Central. The income tax rate is 100%.
The all-consuming Luke economy, worth a remarkable 1,818 trillion Boiled Eggs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 199,618 Boiled Eggs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and Luke the Champion's mistress is the belle at many state balls. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. CoolHandLuke's national animal is the bender, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : CoolHandLuke was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : CoolHandLuke was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Longest Average Lifespans.
- : CoolHandLuke was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.
- : CoolHandLuke was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- : CoolHandLuke was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
- : CoolHandLuke was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Police Ratios.
- : CoolHandLuke was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Pacifist.
- : CoolHandLuke was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.
- : CoolHandLuke was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
- : CoolHandLuke's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".