by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 846thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,087thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,425th
The Armed Republic of
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Population6.706 billion



The Armed Republic of Lingu is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Mirko with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, parental licensing program, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.706 billion Linguans 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 Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 89.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Linguan economy, worth a remarkable 1,732 trillion hounds a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 258,400 hounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Works of historical fiction contain a surprising lack of historical figures, political activists are routinely executed, criminals are thrown to the bloodhounds to repay their debt to society, and children need to wear helmets and safety harnesses before mounting a carousel horse. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lingu's national animal is the bloodhound, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lingu is ranked 58,641st in the world and 1,287th in The East Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 3.29 Bank.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 846thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,087thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,425thLargest Black Market: 2,095thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,190thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,390thMost Influential: 2,396thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,987thTop
Most Secular: 3,827thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,998thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,001stHighest Average Incomes: 4,029thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,328thMost Patriotic: 4,831stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,857thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,307thLowest Crime Rates: 6,049thLargest Mining Sector: 7,973rdMost Advanced Public Education: 8,421stLargest Governments: 8,497thLargest Retail Industry: 8,768thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,960thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,561stMost Efficient Economies: 10,962ndMost Conservative: 12,347thHighest Economic Output: 12,828thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,068thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,666thTop
Smartest Citizens: 16,113thMost Authoritarian: 19,870thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,934thMost Developed: 25,823rdMost Stationary: 29,655th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 81st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 91st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 94th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 95th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 98th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 103rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 105th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 110th in the regionMost Secular: 114th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 131st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 169th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 175th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 208th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 209th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 216th in the regionLargest Governments: 217th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 237th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 238th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 281st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 284th in the regionMost Conservative: 343rd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 436th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 444th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 538th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 549th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 571st in the regionMost Developed: 635th in the regionLargest Populations: 657th in the region

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