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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,362nd Most Influential: 2,350th Largest Agricultural Sector: 9,187th
The Armed Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
In Lester we Trust
Supreme Leader Crest
Civil Rights
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Lester Crest

Population1.146 billion

CapitalLestoid Crestoid
LeaderSupreme Leader Crest


The Armed Republic of Lester Crest is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Leader Crest with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.146 billion Crestians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lestoid Crestoid. The average income tax rate is 39.9%.

The all-consuming Lester Crestian economy, worth 136 trillion Crests 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 a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 119,517 Crests, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

The letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, 90% of active duty LCAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones, and every workday begins with group therapy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lester Crest's national animal is the Stick, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lester Crest is ranked 35,021st in the world and 1,003rd in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 64.22 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,362ndTop
Most Influential: 2,350thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 9,187thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,107thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,337thMost Authoritarian: 11,642ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,723rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,639thLargest Black Market: 12,760thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,866thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,271stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,867thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,994thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,030th
Largest Black Market: 180th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 185th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 219th in the regionMost Influential: 228th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 253rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 289th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 301st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 301st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 307th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 398th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 417th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 431st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 466th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 502nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 510th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 546th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 599th in the region

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