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Largest Welfare Programs: 2nd Largest Black Market: 3rd Largest Publishing Industry: 19th
The Happily Depressed Hackers of
Left-wing Utopia
Give us bread, but give us roses
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Linux and the X

Population24.001 billion

CapitalBunri
LeaderFerris
Faithisn't really known

Currencyflorin
Animalpenguin

The Happily Depressed Hackers of Linux and the X is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Ferris with a fair hand, and renowned for its absence of drug laws, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 24.001 billion Luxians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bunri. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Luxian economy, worth a remarkable 7,707 trillion florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 321,135 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

New funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen, the nation has returned to more conventional warfare to slaughter its enemies, government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary, and foreign despots proudly bandstand on Luxian airwaves. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Linux and the X's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is isn't really known.

Linux and the X is ranked 10,153rd in the world and 6th in The Transgender Region for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 1,706.2 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndLargest Black Market: 3rdLargest Publishing Industry: 19thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 34thMost Advanced Public Education: 72ndHighest Crime Rates: 78thMost Rebellious Youth: 80thMost Efficient Economies: 100thMost Armed: 144thHighest Poor Incomes: 362ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 385thMost Cheerful Citizens: 508thSmartest Citizens: 537thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 567thHighest Economic Output: 592ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 746thNicest Citizens: 765thMost Cultured: 771stMost Compassionate Citizens: 991stMost Developed: 1,062ndMost Inclusive: 1,088thHighest Average Incomes: 1,227thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,280thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,315thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,384thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 1,848thLargest Governments: 1,982ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,025thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,318thLargest Populations: 3,310thHealthiest Citizens: 3,893rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,065thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,439thNudest: 6,602ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,129thTop
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Most Politically Free: 8,591stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,153rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,615thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,865th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Linux and the X voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prevention of Mutually assured destruction".
  • : Following new legislation in Linux and the X, foreign despots proudly bandstand on Luxian airwaves.
  • : Following new legislation in Linux and the X, government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary.
  • : Following new legislation in Linux and the X, the nation has returned to more conventional warfare to slaughter its enemies.
  • : Following new legislation in Linux and the X, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen.
  • : Linux and the X voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Woonsocket".
  • : Linux and the X lodged a message on the The Transgender Region Regional Message Board.
  • : Linux and the X's influence in The Transgender Region rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Linux and the X was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Following new legislation in Linux and the X, cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them.

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