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Most Influential: 293rd Most Developed: 828th Most Cultured: 889th
The United Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Sousmatisse remout ar'ouais - In all we believe
President Potrus Soustas
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook Dispatches People Government Economy Rank Trend

The United Republic of Lieges is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Potrus Soustas with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.368 billion Liègians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ricads. The average income tax rate is 99.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Liegesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,869 trillion Ownuans a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 199,511 Ownuans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Same-sex marriages are increasingly common, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, the government funds large training centres to turn Phoenixes into functioning members of society, and space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lieges's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Lieges is ranked 175,248th in the world and 905th in Europe for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -23.11 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 293rdMost Developed: 828thMost Cultured: 889thMost Efficient Economies: 900thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,177thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,178thSmartest Citizens: 1,224thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,230thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,281stMost Pacifist: 1,291stLargest Governments: 1,298thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,393rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,465thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,465thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,580thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,583rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,604thSafest: 1,623rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,725thMost Secular: 1,741stTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,808thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,989thHealthiest Citizens: 2,081stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,221stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,231stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,315thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,462ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,748thNicest Citizens: 2,840thMost Inclusive: 2,922ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,572ndHighest Economic Output: 4,661stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,699thMost Stationary: 6,605thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,495thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,138thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,227thNudest: 11,504thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,537thLargest Populations: 14,631stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,729th
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Most Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 23rd in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 24th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24th in the regionMost Developed: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionMost Secular: 29th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 29th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionSafest: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 30th in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 34th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 35th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 39th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 39th in the regionMost Influential: 41st in the regionNicest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Inclusive: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 45th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionLargest Populations: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 67th in the regionNudest: 68th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 81st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 92nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lieges was endorsed by The Empire of SORPIGAL.
  • : Following new legislation in Lieges, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • : Following new legislation in Lieges, the government funds large training centres to turn Phoenixes into functioning members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Lieges, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in Lieges, same-sex marriages are increasingly common.
  • : Following new legislation in Lieges, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in Lieges, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.
  • : Following new legislation in Lieges, convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes.
  • : Lieges was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Lieges endorsed The Grand Duchy of Surry.

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