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Highest Poor Incomes: 39thLargest Black Market: 50thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 51st
The Eternal Dread Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Volo. Accipere. Habet.
The Dread Eternal Emperor
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Lederland

Population21.015 billion

CapitalCity of the Dread Throne
LeaderThe Dread Eternal Emperor
FaithNone

CurrencyImperial Credit
AnimalHuman

The Eternal Dread Empire of Lederland is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Dread Eternal Emperor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, infamous sell-swords, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 21.015 billion Lederlandians 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 is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City of the Dread Throne. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Lederlandian economy, worth an astonishing 11,338 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is a breathtaking 539,526 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's apology for those it has executed in the last year has come a little late for some, the word 'elite' appears as a synonym for various insults in the Lederlandian Colonial Thesaurus, former state leaders include a TV comic and a cowboy actor, and tourists avoid using the nation's bugged phones and monitored internet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Lederland's national animal is the Human, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is None.

Lederland is ranked 4,186th in the world and 110th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 95.56 Effective Tax Rate.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 39thLargest Black Market: 50thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 51stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 83rdMost Corrupt Governments: 94thLargest Mining Sector: 110thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 150thMost Secular: 157thLargest Information Technology Sector: 168thHighest Average Incomes: 214thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 255thHighest Economic Output: 310thMost Avoided: 404thFattest Citizens: 501stMost Efficient Economies: 721stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 744thLargest Insurance Industry: 788thMost Subsidized Industry: 863rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,017thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,025thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,353rdLargest Governments: 1,410thLowest Crime Rates: 1,658thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,206thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,707thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,186thMost Influential: 4,691stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,213thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,243rdLargest Populations: 5,660thRudest Citizens: 6,037thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,887thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,730thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 10,478thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,404thMost Income Equality: 15,534thMost Stationary: 16,874th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 21st in the regionMost Avoided: 21st in the regionFattest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 42nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 46th in the regionMost Influential: 57th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 58th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 61st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 84th in the regionLargest Populations: 91st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 110th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 124th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 143rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 160th in the regionMost Stationary: 161st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 196th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 334th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 350th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 478th in the region

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