by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,069thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,085thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,491st
The Armed Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We See All
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population4.493 billion



The Armed Republic of Lingu is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Mirko with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, parental licensing program, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.493 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 84.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Linguan economy, worth a remarkable 1,063 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 236,805 hounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Twins move across the country to avoid being accused of the other's crimes, meat is a luxury afforded only to the wealthy, the nation has declared war on all passing comets, and police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate. 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 102,492nd in the world and 4,719th in The East Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 38.41 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,069thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,085thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,491stMost Influential: 1,833rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,274thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,637thTop
Largest Black Market: 3,023rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,062ndMost Secular: 3,896thMost Patriotic: 4,412thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,442ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,631stLargest Retail Industry: 5,003rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,212thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,303rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,685thLargest Mining Sector: 5,945thLowest Crime Rates: 6,527thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,763rdMost Conservative: 8,662ndLargest Governments: 9,337thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,660thMost Efficient Economies: 11,180thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,669thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,733rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,847thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,032ndTop
Most Authoritarian: 14,973rdSmartest Citizens: 18,286thHighest Economic Output: 19,689thMost Developed: 24,276thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26,356th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 38th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Black Market: 55th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 66th in the regionMost Influential: 77th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 86th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 104th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 106th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 107th in the regionMost Patriotic: 109th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 120th in the regionMost Secular: 122nd in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 127th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 142nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 146th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 201st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 238th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 255th in the regionLargest Governments: 268th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 281st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 298th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 305th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 320th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 346th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 368th in the regionMost Conservative: 533rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 549th in the regionMost Stationary: 573rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 583rd in the regionTop
Most Developed: 653rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 742nd in the regionLargest Populations: 827th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 885th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,089th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,172nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lingu was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Shauvania.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, the nation has declared war on all passing comets.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, meat is a luxury afforded only to the wealthy.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, twins move across the country to avoid being accused of the other's crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, civil servants spend most their time carrying out risk assessments for paper cuts.
  • : Lingu was endorsed by The Kingdom of Estande.
  • : Lingu was endorsed by The Stati Uniti of Isole Ionie.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 173 » Todd McCloud, Dragons Blood, VW53Aland, Rainbow Vests, Brotherland, Asendavia, Azureano, Axdel, Wiranath, Republic of Berzerkistan, A Slanted Black Stripe, Roliganistan, Kilkire, Talitoa, Plazland, New Leganes, United China Nation, Headpat Central, Enlil, Ridann, ReeK, Rhealaliit, Kangarawa, BearStackof2015, Elejamie, FreedomIand, Kaigi, Seri Tai Republic, East Malaysia, Pasedonia, Propwash, The Solar Ottomans, Ripsylvania, Lanagon, Goodnamesarerare, 3 14159265358979323846264, Federated States of Zootron, Bai Lung, Slys Paws, Dragonia, Slonful, Moewland, Firenation91, The Three States of Fortuna, Lyontisia, Drunken Seal Islands, Unger under over, Aeljae, Arkalarius, Enou, and 123 others.Sen Jast, Taurora, Lantros, Trimmania, Impia Aghte, Bullpups, Chria Deau, The Almighty Country, Grossvietnam, Dreamersistan, Komiker Mawrysharken, Lurolona, Abtracnt, Zang0, The Empire of Rijelv, Dorles, Slongs, Survivoristan, Hokolokia, A mean old man, Kyrtizhan, Kagorg Bra Corna, ReReReRepublic, Stellar Colonies, ArenaC, Layngderfleethe, Albrook, Adavan, Coruh, Karatol-Advenra, Centrical Union, CheeseBurrito, Debluu, Edmontia, Modra, Dravida India, Oofery, Bharatewa, Busto arsizio2, Danelaw Scandinavia, Clarence-Voslage, From New World, Euricanis, Fontesia, Dannemarie, Empire of Dabiristan, North Bernia, Eastern Alksearia, Distro-Spartica, Solek, Wakeopolis, Spiruvania, Daravon, Arasakami, Awestre Gorend, Adolanta, Blobbo, Catlovenia, Nythi, Cacnesia, Dahom, Aquyia, Preat, Lilisk, Formaro, Hizuru, Vuclen, Aivintis, In Insulam Autem Sanguis Et Magia, Alemannian Empire, Canadian Technocrats, Kuseropia Repubationtopia, Thurland, Nothereland, Idk really, The united republican democratic states, Arcadiam, Romanoddle Republic, Perah, Auslivia, Evrigenis, Agave, Blobon, Land of Corporations, Yorksin, Mardom, Verconia, Rikos Isles, Maredita, Valerite, Exitos, Kingdom of Hapsteld, New Tokyo-3 City, Nevertopia, Xogunato Tokugawa, Bogliqia, Tassirion, Republic of Restaks, Hosoven, The Marlands, Skyrim tamriel, Uniao Sovietica de Minas Gerais, Under Upper Antartica, Merlovich, United Commonwealth of American States, The Wallenburgian World Assembly Offices, Devlon, Lamtia, Eastern Brunswick, Nociav, Zohaib, New Missoura, FREEHELL, Tyrosalem, Frankinstan, Sandboxford, Kaldrbuth, Koganenomori, Kond Mex Ethostorgel, Gernmark, Isole Ionie, Estande, and Shauvania.