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Largest Welfare Programs: 2nd Largest Black Market: 3rd Largest Publishing Industry: 18th
The Happily Depressed Hackers of
Left-wing Utopia
Give us bread, but give us roses
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Linux and the X

Population23.587 billion

CapitalBunri
LeaderFerris
Faithisn't really known

Currencyflorin
Animalpenguin

The Happily Depressed Hackers of Linux and the X is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ferris with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 23.587 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 7,559 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 320,486 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold, homophobia is off the menu, and movies depict muscle-bound women kicking down a titanium door to carry hysterical men to safety. 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 537th in the world and 1st in The Transgender Region for Smartest Citizens, with 252.29 Quips Per Hour.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndLargest Black Market: 3rdLargest Publishing Industry: 18thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 32ndMost Advanced Public Education: 73rdMost Rebellious Youth: 77thHighest Crime Rates: 78thMost Efficient Economies: 100thMost Armed: 137thHighest Poor Incomes: 345thLeast Corrupt Governments: 376thMost Cheerful Citizens: 524thSmartest Citizens: 537thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 569thHighest Economic Output: 600thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 726thNicest Citizens: 753rdMost Cultured: 789thMost Compassionate Citizens: 988thMost Developed: 1,082ndMost Inclusive: 1,123rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,238thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,260thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,300thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,409thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 1,891stLargest Governments: 2,017thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,095thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,430thLargest Populations: 3,394thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,632ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,887thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,648thNudest: 6,995thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,096thTop
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Most Politically Free: 10,177thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,418thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,491stMost Subsidized Industry: 12,625thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,286th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Linux and the X was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Linux and the X was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Linux and the X was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Linux and the X, movies depict muscle-bound women kicking down a titanium door to carry hysterical men to safety.
  • : Following new legislation in Linux and the X, homophobia is off the menu.
  • : Linux and the X was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Following new legislation in Linux and the X, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold.
  • : Following new legislation in Linux and the X, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post.
  • : Following new legislation in Linux and the X, the election for Ferris's office's janitor is heating up.
  • : Following new legislation in Linux and the X, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.

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