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The Dirty Hot Mess of Lethen

“Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Ambassador

Location: Europeia

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The Dirty Hot Mess of Lethen is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Malcolm Mason with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 18.335 billion Lethenites are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although Law & Order and Healthcare are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arnhelm. The average income tax rate is 91%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Book Publishing and Tourism.

Malcolm Mason is the self-declared God of all Lethen, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, and local executives are seen on the corner with cardboard signs reading "will oppress the masses for food". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lethen's national animal is the penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Masonic love fest, and its currency is the Golden Farb.

Lethen is ranked 21st in Europeia and 2,776th in the world for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 8 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 11 hours ago

  • 15 days ago: Lethen lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
  • 19 days ago: Lethen lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
  • 21 days ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: #1).
  • 23 days ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
  • 24 days ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 37 days ago: Lethen lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
  • 39 days ago: Lethen lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
  • 42 days ago: Lethen's influence in Europeia fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • 43 days ago: Lethen's influence in Europeia rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • 47 days ago: The Plundering Vessel of Notolecta was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Lethen, killing 1 million zombies.

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