by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 758thMost Influential: 2,006thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,036th
The Armed Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We See All
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population579 million


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.

Lingu is ranked 55,632nd in the world and 2,094th in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 57.44 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 758thMost Influential: 2,006thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,036thMost Conservative: 4,086thMost Avoided: 4,356thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,675thLargest Retail Industry: 5,207thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,410thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,647thLargest Mining Sector: 6,454thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,345thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,530thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,379thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,530thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,565thLargest Black Market: 13,194thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,396thFattest Citizens: 14,462ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,133rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,169thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,281stMost Authoritarian: 17,706th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 46th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 49th in the regionMost Avoided: 77th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 111th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 124th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 142nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 157th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 162nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 180th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 216th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 219th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 227th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 247th in the regionMost Conservative: 253rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 324th in the regionLargest Black Market: 343rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 352nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 396th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 450th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 495th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 624th in the regionMost Developed: 699th in the regionLargest Governments: 740th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 749th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 762nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 781st in the region

National Happenings

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".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 220 » Todd McCloud, Dragons Blood, VW53Aland, Rainbow Vests, H-Zhena, Brotherland, Zukchiva, Asendavia, Libertanny, CANZUK 1, Azureano, Axdel, Wiranath, Republic of Berzerkistan, Merlovich, La xinga, Stellar Colonies, Rohanland, A Slanted Black Stripe, Roliganistan, Schrebia, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Arkantis, Squid Ruinosa, Kilkire, Talitoa, Liberstankonia, Plazland, The United Neo American Union, New Leganes, United China Nation, Headpat Central, Enlil, Ridann, ReeK, Rhealaliit, Kangarawa, BearStackof2015, Modra, Elejamie, Amabilis, FreedomIand, Tassirion, Kaigi, Seri Tai Republic, Luisagna, CheeseBurrito, Riveraland, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Imperial Akatsuki, and 170 others.East Malaysia, Garricus, Chubaka, Acronis, Pasedonia, Yurpa, Osterreich und Ungarn, Sycona, Propwash, Abethia, Cobersis, Austratus Imperium, Socialist Holy American Empire, The Solar Ottomans, Technocratic Tagalog, Dark Edgyness, Hen wlad fy nhadau, Duengons and Dragons, Ripsylvania, Lanagon, Goodnamesarerare, 3 14159265358979323846264, Weezeland, The State of McDonalds, ArenaC, Federated States of Zootron, Monteconstance, Bai Lung, Servants of Gizmo, Slys Paws, Dragonia, CopyCato, God in the world, Morrowine, Under Sea Desert, Wizardonia, Generousity, Yuritoria, Slonful, Moewland, Firenation91, Lilisk, German South-East Africa, The Big Brain Boys, Belora Gyles, The Eternal Land of Jong, Citergue, The Militarius Imperium, The Three States of Fortuna, Sokala, Soul Stream, Lyontisia, Pagodia, Drunken Seal Islands, JohorRiau, Unger under over, Jyzeria, Aeljae, Arkalarius, Enou, Martonica, Jakubonia, Tuenia, Bysios, RealDealGG1, Sen Jast, Taurora, VernKhalla, Collective Individualism, North West Sutherland, Syriusz, Lantros, Trimmania, Adioration, Impia Aghte, Rufuina, Debluu, Eagas, Nova Terra Villae, St Guilders Gate, Antserso, Bullpups, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, SecularNorth, NorthLuxeland, Raneve Brusertheatel, Chrootangtonia, Chria Deau, The Almighty Country, Greater New Cassandra, The Jamlandias, Army of Chaos, Calbee, Pureian, Hexyia, Raunch, The Argos Federation, Bakaworld, Constructbegin, North Insomnia, BuciLand, Nossepachina, The United Asian Republics, Kario and Nix, Adolanta, Tuvaltastan, Grossvietnam, Coruh, Quinto Piano, Kazukiyama, Dreamersistan, Blobbo, Staynes, Lostwill, Komiker Mawrysharken, New South Hope, Lurolona, Abtracnt, Khadah, Nurmani, Nuseanesia, Kotawia, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Zang0, Norport, United Dirtpile, Roissyland, Galve, Rage Mage, Tretrid, Mays Austrian Nation, Nigon, Bynzich, Yossito II, Meagharia, The Empire of Rijelv, Dorles, Evrigenis, Tseriesiscoming, Slongs, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Order of the saint Dumas, Sovietsoyuz, Tesseratum, Upper Ellisse, Warren democracy, Arcady-Asclepia, Merkez, Survivoristan, New Mainz, XK-Class, Cameronia Excellentia, Hokolokia, Neue Leipzig, Filipopol, Rythawelerzi, A mean old man, Kyrtizhan, United Altancian, Santa Dystopia, Kagorg Bra Corna, Refuge Isle, Gyp Land, Polenishia, Konouj, Philville2, HinduRashtr, Vishwa, Zanottilandia, and ReReReRepublic.

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