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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,848th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,183rd Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,698th
The Fox Inquisitor of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Come to our lovely abodes, then go to our labs.
Queen Aura
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Some

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East Lodge

Population865 million

CapitalWest Colony
LeaderQueen Aura

CurrencyDiamond Zalrecs
AnimalDog Fox

The Fox Inquisitor of East Lodge is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Aura with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 865 million East Lodgeans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of West Colony. The average income tax rate is 17.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming East Lodgean economy, worth 98.1 trillion Diamond Zalrecs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 113,427 Diamond Zalrecs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

You can't put down the nation's attitude to pet health, psychiatrists that date patients are congratulated on their romantic conquests, one of the nation's leading exports is empty platitudes, and East Lodgean actors literally work from cradle to grave. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Lodge's national animal is the Dog Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

East Lodge is ranked 116,286th in the world and 4,770th in the South Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 17.62 Effective Tax Rate.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,848thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,183rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,698thMost Influential: 5,224thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,745thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,829thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 9,862ndMost Inclusive: 11,710thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,750thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,083rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,093rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,556thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,934thMost Cultured: 17,010th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 55th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 96th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 129th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 204th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 212th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 255th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 305th in the regionLargest Black Market: 306th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 392nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 429th in the regionMost Influential: 439th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 468th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 490th in the regionMost Cultured: 493rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 585th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 615th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 626th in the regionMost Developed: 679th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 701st in the regionMost Average: 706th in the region

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