by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,633rd Most Devout: 3,213th Most Subsidized Industry: 4,103rd
The Clockwork republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
How did it all go so wrong
lord protecter joe
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Population4.901 billion

Capitalarcheangel undercity
Leaderlord protecter joe


The Clockwork republic of Labstoska is a massive, safe nation, ruled by lord protecter joe with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.901 billion Labstoskans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of archeangel undercity. The average income tax rate is 91.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Labstoskan economy, worth 698 trillion Crowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 142,523 Crowns, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

Supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale, insanely good theatre productions face government censorship, on-duty Air Labstoska flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, and kids refer to anything below the neck as "the parts that shall not be named". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Labstoska's national animal is the wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Orthodoxy.

Labstoska is ranked 11,714th in the world and 5th in Cobalt Network for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 22,947.54 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,633rdMost Devout: 3,213thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,103rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,389thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,187thMost Efficient Economies: 6,299thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,812thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,861stLargest Governments: 7,890thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,212thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,358thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 10,341stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,701stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,385thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,466thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,714thMost Developed: 14,005thHighest Average Incomes: 14,231stMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,743rd
Most Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Labstoska voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Bachtendekuppen".
  • : Labstoska voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Macedon".
  • : Labstoska was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Labstoska was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport and the Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Labstoska voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn the Pacific".
  • : Labstoska voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate The East Pacific"".
  • : Labstoska voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"".
  • : Labstoska voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Church of Satan".
  • : Labstoska voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Aero-Space Administration".
  • : Labstoska voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate The Coalition of Fascist Nations".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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