by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 58th Largest Black Market: 396th Most Efficient Economies: 669th
The Dictatorial Federation of
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Imperium Optime Novit
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population15.846 billion

LeaderLord Hanna Welburg


The Dictatorial Federation of Lingang is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lord Hanna Welburg with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 15.846 billion Linganese 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Strautenburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 92.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Linganese economy, worth a remarkable 4,086 trillion Mooks a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 257,889 Mooks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 947,956 per year while the poor average 49,610, a ratio of 19.1 to 1.

Teachers regularly paddle unruly students, a few immigrants are better than no immigrants according to Lord Hanna Welburg, boot polish is the favourite lip gloss of entry-level corporate workers, and the homeless more often beg for mercy than money. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lingang's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Apotheism.

Lingang is ranked 669th in the world and 3rd in South Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 58thLargest Black Market: 396thMost Efficient Economies: 669thMost Corrupt Governments: 689thMost Subsidized Industry: 867thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,157thLowest Crime Rates: 1,204thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,522ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,533rdTop
Highest Economic Output: 1,989thMost Stationary: 2,067thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,096thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,143rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,584thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,915thMost Influential: 3,765thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,171stLargest Governments: 4,510thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,891stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,484thHealthiest Citizens: 6,011thBest Weather: 6,067thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,227thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,380thMost Developed: 7,691stLargest Populations: 8,331stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,417thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,515thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,284thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,172ndLargest Retail Industry: 14,050thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,356thSmartest Citizens: 16,506thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,831st
Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 14th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the region

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