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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 272ndHighest Crime Rates: 722ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 959th
The Free Land of
Anarchy
it is true, i'm afraid
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Lethem

Population26.543 billion

Currencygyanese dollar
Animallion

The Free Land of Lethem is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 26.543 billion Lethemians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Lethemian economy, worth a remarkable 4,118 trillion gyanese dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 155,166 gyanese dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,424,165 per year while the poor average 1,772, a ratio of 803 to 1.

Thousands of children die every day from easily curable illnesses, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes, most academic research has ground to a halt, and the explosive fireball of the disintegrating space shuttle has devastated Cape Lethem. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Lethem's national animal is the lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lethem is ranked 272nd in the world and 2nd in Middle Earth for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 803.37 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 272ndHighest Crime Rates: 722ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 959thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,049thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,136thMost Armed: 1,346thMost Avoided: 1,354thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,416thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,535thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,539thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,604thFattest Citizens: 2,045thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,308thHighest Drug Use: 2,329thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,737thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,116thHighest Economic Output: 3,477thLargest Populations: 4,417thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,518thRudest Citizens: 4,519thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,161stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,947thNudest: 9,963rdLargest Retail Industry: 10,564thLargest Mining Sector: 11,377thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 13,951stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,110thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,241stMost Pro-Market: 20,653rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,883rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,596thMost Efficient Economies: 22,396thMost Politically Free: 22,917thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,013thLargest Black Market: 24,051stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24,412thMost Extreme: 25,876thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 26,153rd
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Extreme: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lethem was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Lethem was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Lethem was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Lethem's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Lethem's influence in Middle Earth fell from "Page" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Lethem's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Lethem was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Lethem was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead and Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Survivors.
  • : Lethem was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Lethem was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.

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