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Most Devout: 3,456thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,112thLowest Crime Rates: 5,970th
The Clockwork republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
How did it all go so wrong
lord protecter joe
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Labstoska

Population8.381 billion

Capitalarcheangel undercity
Leaderlord protecter joe
FaithOrthodoxy

CurrencyCrown
Animalwolf

The Clockwork republic of Labstoska is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by lord protecter joe with an iron fist, and notable for its aversion to nipples, parental licensing program, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.381 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 91.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Labstoskan economy, worth a remarkable 1,224 trillion Crowns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 146,135 Crowns, with the richest citizens earning 8.9 times as much as the poorest.

Chekhov's guns are killing the entertainment budget, government officials across Labstoska are being "encouraged" to adopt wolves to set an example for the populace, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments, and not showing enough enthusiasm for mutual assured destruction is a court-martial offence. 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 220,607th in the world and 7,834th in Osiris for Least Corrupt Governments, with 49.52 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Devout: 3,456thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,112thLowest Crime Rates: 5,970thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,139thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,486thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,204thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,304thMost Efficient Economies: 7,690thLargest Governments: 8,123rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,830thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,191stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,229thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 12,360thMost Developed: 13,775thHighest Economic Output: 13,888thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,568thHighest Average Incomes: 14,631stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,950thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,982ndMost Cultured: 15,871stMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,331stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,796thSmartest Citizens: 18,731stMost Conservative: 19,439thMost Inclusive: 20,563rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,900th
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Most Devout: 180th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 233rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 257th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 318th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 335th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 405th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 410th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 453rd in the regionLargest Governments: 455th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 494th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 532nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 553rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 618th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 648th in the regionMost Developed: 717th in the regionMost Conservative: 748th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 761st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 770th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 781st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 791st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 808th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Labstoska's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Labstoska's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Labstoska was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Labstoska's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Labstoska was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Labstoska ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Labstoska's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Labstoska's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Labstoska's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Labstoska's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".

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