The Armed Republic of Lingu is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, pith helmet sales, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 579 million 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.4%.
The frighteningly efficient Linguan economy, worth 89.4 trillion hounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 154,369 hounds, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 828,836 per year while the poor average 15,001, a ratio of 55.2 to 1.
The government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community, Linguan soldiers are assured their new ray-guns will finally power up after the next round of ominous chanting, and the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Lingu, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
- : Following new legislation in Lingu, Linguan soldiers are assured their new ray-guns will finally power up after the next round of ominous chanting.
- : Following new legislation in Lingu, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community.
- : Following new legislation in Lingu, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping.
- : Following new legislation in Lingu, Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park.
- : Following new legislation in Lingu, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
- : Following new legislation in Lingu, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.
- : Following new legislation in Lingu, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious.
- : Lingu was endorsed by The Interplanetary Base of ReReReRepublic.
- : Following new legislation in Lingu, annual government budgets include a sizeable spend on "making things look fabulous".
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