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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,800th Most Devout: 3,187th Most Subsidized Industry: 4,278th
The Clockwork republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
How did it all go so wrong
lord protecter joe
Influence
Envoy
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Labstoska

Population6.754 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 remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, avant-garde cinema, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.754 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 973 trillion Crowns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 144,075 Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens who leave the nation for work are instantly charged with treason, 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, and vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments. 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 27,791st in the world and 10th in Cobalt Network for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5,964.57 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Top
5%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,800thMost Devout: 3,187thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,278thLowest Crime Rates: 5,485thMost Efficient Economies: 5,774thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,882ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,440thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,020thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,054thLargest Governments: 7,631stTop
10%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,542ndMost Advanced Public Education: 9,738thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,872ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,689thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,238thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,294thMost Developed: 13,343rdHighest Average Incomes: 13,770thMost Cultured: 14,833rdHighest Economic Output: 14,961stMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,576thMost Conservative: 15,618th
Top
10%
Most Conservative: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Labstoska's influence in Cobalt Network rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Labstoska was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Labstoska, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments.
  • : Following new legislation in Labstoska, government officials across Labstoska are being "encouraged" to adopt wolves to set an example for the populace.
  • : Labstoska was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output and Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Labstoska, Chekhov's guns are killing the entertainment budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Labstoska, citizens who leave the nation for work are instantly charged with treason.
  • : Labstoska was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Labstoska's influence in Cobalt Network rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Labstoska was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.

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