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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,968thMost Conservative: 7,858thMost Primitive: 9,098th
The Watchfires of
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Skin on skin, let the love begin
Influence
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Founder
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Laughing Swordfish

Population10.519 billion

Currency$$
AnimalAcherontia styx

The Watchfires of Laughing Swordfish is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 10.519 billion Laughing Swordfishians 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 relatively small, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 17.2%.

The all-consuming Laughing Swordfishian economy, worth 843 trillion $$s a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 80,217 $$s, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past, the Laughing Swordfish Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work, and government-sponsored gallows are being erected by Violetist temples. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Laughing Swordfish's national animal is the Acherontia styx, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Laughing Swordfish is ranked 39,213th in the world and 1st in Imperial Sovereign Realms Army for Most Influential, scoring 715 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,968thMost Conservative: 7,858thMost Primitive: 9,098thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12,014thLargest Mining Sector: 16,582ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 18,014thHighest Economic Output: 20,327thMost Ignorant Citizens: 20,982nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Laughing Swordfish was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughing Swordfish, government-sponsored gallows are being erected by Violetist temples.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughing Swordfish, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughing Swordfish, the Laughing Swordfish Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughing Swordfish, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Laughing Swordfish, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'.
  • : Laughing Swordfish was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Laughing Swordfish proposed constructing embassies between Imperial Sovereign Realms Army and BLITZKRIEG.
  • : Laughing Swordfish established the regional flag of Imperial Sovereign Realms Army.
  • : Laughing Swordfish altered its national flag.

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