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Largest Gambling Industry: 5,117th Most Pro-Market: 11,994th Least Corrupt Governments: 13,978th
The Paludal Republic of
Corporate Bordello
Primus ibi ante omnis
Cartographer and Archivist
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

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Population4.24 billion

Leaderadalskaro Rothpert II


The Paludal Republic of Letara is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by adalskaro Rothpert II with a fair hand, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate. The hard-working, democratic population of 4.24 billion Letarans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Festistatta. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.7%.

The thriving Letaran economy, worth 252 trillion cobbles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. Average income is 59,624 cobbles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 211,050 per year while the poor average 12,162, a ratio of 17.4 to 1.

Adalskaro Rothpert II has just been declared ruler of Letara in an international press conference, Letara has designated Festistatta as its capital city, Catholicism has been named as Letara's national religion, and people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Letara's national animal is the fish, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Letara is ranked 139,682nd in the world and 3rd in Telseris for Safest, scoring 33.65 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Largest Gambling Industry: 5,117thTop
Most Pro-Market: 11,994thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,978thMost Politically Free: 14,288th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Letara's influence in Telseris fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
  • : Letara's influence in Telseris rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Superpower".
  • : Letara altered its national flag.
  • : Letara relocated from Balder to Telseris.
  • : Letara was refounded in Balder.
  • : Letara ceased to exist in Telseris.
  • : Letara was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Letara was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Letara's influence in Telseris rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Letara changed its national nation type to "Paludal Republic".


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