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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 4,616thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,065thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,505th
The Old Regime of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Our blood has won
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Levantin

Population5.011 billion

CapitalUr Sargon
LeaderThe State Council
FaithSun Worship - Christianity

Currencycoin
AnimalEagle

The Old Regime of Levantin is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The State Council with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.011 billion Levantines 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, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ur Sargon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 37.4%.

The all-consuming Levantine economy, worth 622 trillion coins a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 124,148 coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 419,472 per year while the poor average 27,176, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums, the fate of the world literally rests on The State Council's fingers, strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else, and conscientious objectors are hanged as traitors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Levantin's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Sun Worship - Christianity.

Levantin is ranked 202,713th in the world and 6,907th in The East Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -169.37 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 4,616thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,065thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,505thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,284thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,452ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,130thTop
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Most Conservative: 11,709thMost Patriotic: 12,809thLargest Black Market: 15,094thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,351stMost Corrupt Governments: 17,798thMost Authoritarian: 21,268thHighest Average Incomes: 22,112thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,224th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 97th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 122nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 193rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 258th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 272nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 341st in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 409th in the regionLargest Black Market: 456th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 507th in the regionMost Conservative: 535th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 554th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 607th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 656th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 658th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 708th in the regionLargest Populations: 734th in the region

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