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Most Influential: 293rd Largest Publishing Industry: 296th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 411th
The Crystal leth dealing cabal of
New York Times Democracy
Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum
Malcolm Mason
Influence
Apprentice
Supreme Chancellor & Nethel's Alter Ego
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Lethen

Population25.145 billion

CapitalArnhelm
LeaderMalcolm Mason
FaithMasonic love fest

CurrencyGolden Farb
Animalpenguin

The Crystal leth dealing cabal of Lethen is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Malcolm Mason with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 25.145 billion Lethenians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Education, with Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arnhelm. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Lethenian economy, worth a remarkable 5,885 trillion Golden Farbs a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 234,056 Golden Farbs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm, pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A Malcolm Mason For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of Malcolm Mason's supporters, and Malcolm Mason's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Lethen's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Masonic love fest.

Lethen is ranked 1,715th in the world and 25th in Europeia for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 508.2 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Influential: 293rdLargest Publishing Industry: 296thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 411thMost Rebellious Youth: 533rdHighest Economic Output: 809thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 886thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,119thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,177thHealthiest Citizens: 1,318thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,365thSmartest Citizens: 1,435thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,608thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,715thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,885thMost Cultured: 2,050thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,097thLargest Populations: 2,125thMost Developed: 2,669thHighest Average Incomes: 3,034thHighest Crime Rates: 3,440thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,131stRudest Citizens: 5,314thLargest Black Market: 5,698thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,758thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,436thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,968thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 10,610thMost Inclusive: 12,484thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,758thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,257thMost Efficient Economies: 15,683rdHighest Drug Use: 15,702ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,667th
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Largest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 25th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 35th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionMost Developed: 41st in the regionRudest Citizens: 41st in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 55th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 58th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 77th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 94th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 106th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 109 » Raghallaigh, The Knights who say Neee, Astral Unity, Katkasistan, The United Socialist Republic of Datlof, Noahs Second Country, Wollastonite, Budraria, Pyntuma, Murden, Almendron, Havenwelle, Patriotic Poland, Sartaria, Nepenthaceae, Robbonia, Potatamoto, Le Libertia, Telloa, SETTLEMENT OF DREAMS, North West Ko, United Northen States Canada, Malashaan Colony, Mousebumples, 2209, Britannica Francia, Islamic nation of southeast asia, BooBooBus, Awesomepotomia, Nippluania, Porj, Kaytteria, FedRabbistan, Avok Island, Divitaen, Helvard, Treysil and the Apill Isles, Akeland, Warklandia, Mediocrea, Potchen, Ecrye, Kuroaitou, The New Emerald Isles, Andreso, The Land of Devestation, DeNorSweLand, Genistan, Democracy of Antwerpia, Mystan, and 59 others.Trollfaceia, Bulaki, Aexnidaral, United Atlantic Union, Hetvillage, Lastovipol, ROFLOLMAO LAND, Benthamania, Clialaad, Old Drina, Hatow, Ackbariea, Dictator Anna 10, Spudlandia, Ice Hellion, Elaeria, Napoilia, Emania, Unified Saturnine Poleis, The Konigsberg Constitution, Baldorium, West Guam, Siovale, Erlich, Cyll, Capitalist Order, Sychkolia, Desstelk, Arqhua, Beriwen, Existingplace, Colision, Cheesy Island, Woodleland, Brittania-Byzantine, Cyridel, Frasuly, New Buckner, Crystalcourt, Greater Louisianne, Jadekis, The Kentads, East Luna, Ladianna, United RY, Libana, Finche Gresor, Neocity, NutopiaOne, The Havon, Liveropolis, Zarav, Costem, Municipal of Indiana, Primorye Oblast, Green Progressia, New Fenyr, IndianState3, and P0ptr0pica.

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