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Most Secular: 1,349thMost Armed: 2,994thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,186th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
We shall inherit the sun
Otto Von Rabinmark
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Lass

Population2.924 billion

Capitallasstopia
LeaderOtto Von Rabinmark

Currencydollar
AnimalPhoenixe

The Empire of Lass is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Otto Von Rabinmark with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, smutty television, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.924 billion Lassians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of lasstopia. The average income tax rate is 70.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lassian economy, worth 542 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 185,665 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

A proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII', the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, political dissidents are cut off from essential services, and therapists dispense hugs for heroin dealers and cuddles for crackheads. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lass's national animal is the Phoenixe, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lass is ranked 4,188th in the world and 8th in Thaecia for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 40,961.8 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Secular: 1,349thTop
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Most Armed: 2,994thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,186thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,188thLargest Black Market: 4,583rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,029thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,501stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,502ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,533rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,603rdHighest Average Incomes: 7,728thMost Developed: 8,737thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,052ndTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 9,500thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,569thLowest Crime Rates: 10,241stSmartest Citizens: 12,201stMost Influential: 12,421stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,548thMost Inclusive: 12,548thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,619thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,660thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,707thHighest Drug Use: 13,134thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,297thLargest Governments: 14,486thBest Weather: 14,592ndMost Subsidized Industry: 15,715thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,626th
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 27th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 27th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lass, therapists dispense hugs for heroin dealers and cuddles for crackheads.
  • : Following new legislation in Lass, political dissidents are cut off from essential services.
  • : Following new legislation in Lass, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.
  • : Following new legislation in Lass, a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII'.
  • : Following new legislation in Lass, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly.
  • : Following new legislation in Lass, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Lass, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Lass was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Lass, the Lassian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...".
  • : Following new legislation in Lass, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.

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