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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16thMost Efficient Economies: 23rd
The Rogue Nation of
Compulsory Consumerist State
All hail Grand High Admiral Lance!
Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Lancelia

Population20.738 billion

CapitalLance City
LeaderGrand High Admiral Lance
FaithThe Way of Lance

Currencylancian dollar
Animaltiger shark

The Rogue Nation of Lancelia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Grand High Admiral Lance with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.738 billion Lancelians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lance City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Lancelian economy, worth an astonishing 15,196 trillion lancian dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 732,793 lancian dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,864,201 per year while the poor average 6,586, a ratio of 1,042 to 1.

Scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war, adults have never outgrown their fear of monsters, the dead are minced up and sold to people in burger form, and all streets are privately owned toll roads. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Lancelia's national animal is the tiger shark, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Way of Lance.

Lancelia is ranked 206,067th in the world and 4th in The Corporations of the World for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -113.93 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16thMost Efficient Economies: 23rdFattest Citizens: 23rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 30thLargest Gambling Industry: 32ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 34thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 36thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 48thLargest Insurance Industry: 52ndMost Avoided: 53rdMost Corrupt Governments: 57thHighest Average Incomes: 58thMost Armed: 64thLargest Retail Industry: 68thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 77thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 78thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 91stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 92ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 106thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 106thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 116thHighest Economic Output: 152ndLargest Mining Sector: 167thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 250thHighest Crime Rates: 251stLargest Agricultural Sector: 272ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 277thRudest Citizens: 311thMost Scientifically Advanced: 782ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 821stLargest Governments: 827thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 882ndTop
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Most Devout: 2,150thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,546thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,961stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,041stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,293rdLargest Populations: 5,845thLargest Black Market: 7,036thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,614thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 18,084thHighest Drug Use: 19,068th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lancelia, all streets are privately owned toll roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancelia, the dead are minced up and sold to people in burger form.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancelia, adults have never outgrown their fear of monsters.
  • : Lancelia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancelia, scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancelia, cities are engulfed by smog.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancelia, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancelia, theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancelia, kids who move from attending a public school in the city to the country often struggle in goat milking class.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancelia, hundreds of teenagers die every year at the Lancelian Hungry Games.

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