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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 60th Largest Black Market: 403rd Most Efficient Economies: 658th
The Dictatorial Federation of
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Lingang

Population16.37 billion

CapitalStrautenburg
LeaderLord Hanna Welburg
FaithApotheism

CurrencyMook
AnimalElephant

The Dictatorial Federation of Lingang is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Lord Hanna Welburg with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.37 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 92.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Linganese economy, worth a remarkable 4,208 trillion Mooks a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 257,076 Mooks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 926,304 per year while the poor average 51,017, a ratio of 18.2 to 1.

Therapists can always squeeze in another house-call, it is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day, some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them, and life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average. 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 149,624th in the world and 109th in South Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 35.85 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 60thLargest Black Market: 403rdMost Efficient Economies: 658thMost Corrupt Governments: 708thMost Subsidized Industry: 814thLowest Crime Rates: 1,186thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,191stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,482ndTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,656thHighest Economic Output: 1,927thMost Stationary: 2,006thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,155thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,180thHighest Average Incomes: 2,605thMost Influential: 3,706thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,969thLargest Governments: 4,391stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,664thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,999thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,196thBest Weather: 5,438thHealthiest Citizens: 5,602ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,901stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,266thMost Developed: 7,522ndTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,602ndLargest Populations: 7,819thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,999thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,334thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,449thLargest Retail Industry: 11,414thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,635thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,953rd
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lingang voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibit Private Prisons".
  • : Lingang voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy".
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, it is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, school kids who pretend to drive imaginary cars get a social worker and a police observer assigned to them.
  • : Lingang was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, the justice of Lingang is considered superior to that of other nations.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street".

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Densaner, Maowi, Fog Field, Elvolf, Lincolnshire and Humberside, and Johanneslanden.

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