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Rudest Citizens: 3,174thMost Efficient Economies: 3,214thLargest Retail Industry: 4,672nd
The United States of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Strength through Freedom
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Laudistan

Population6.164 billion

CapitalLaudistan City
LeaderJonathan Laud

CurrencyLaudistinian
AnimalCardinal

The United States of Laudistan is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Jonathan Laud with a fair hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, otherworldly petting zoo, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.164 billion Laudistanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laudistan City. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Laudistanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,200 trillion Laudistinians a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 194,776 Laudistinians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

High food prices have reduced the national diet to staple foods and water, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, and Jonathan Laud is too busy listening to praise to get any work done. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laudistan's national animal is the Cardinal, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Laudistan is ranked 105,670th in the world and 3,674th in Lazarus for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 676.46 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Rudest Citizens: 3,174thMost Efficient Economies: 3,214thLargest Retail Industry: 4,672ndMost Influential: 5,708thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,885thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,999thMost Cultured: 6,404thHighest Average Incomes: 6,775thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,926thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,205thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,806thMost Developed: 7,860thSmartest Citizens: 8,056thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,594thLargest Governments: 8,813thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,362ndMost Inclusive: 10,452ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,985thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,015thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,305thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,409thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,587thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,007thHighest Economic Output: 14,056thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,639thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,644thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,408thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,419thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,181stMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,103rdHealthiest Citizens: 21,423rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,835thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,251st
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Most Efficient Economies: 129th in the regionRudest Citizens: 133rd in the regionMost Influential: 168th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 228th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 291st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 297th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 323rd in the regionMost Cultured: 340th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 353rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 384th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 396th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 400th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 404th in the regionMost Developed: 418th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 466th in the regionLargest Governments: 482nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 534th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 578th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 633rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 659th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 697th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 730th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 769th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 773rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 783rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Laudistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Laudistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Laudistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Laudistan's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Laudistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Laudistan's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Laudistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens, Most Compassionate Citizens, and Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Laudistan was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Laudistan ceased to exist in Enadia.
  • : Laudistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.

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