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Largest Welfare Programs: 2nd Largest Black Market: 3rd Largest Publishing Industry: 17th
The Happily Depressed Hackers of
Left-Leaning College State
Give us bread, but give us roses
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Linux and the X

Population22.665 billion

CapitalBunri
LeaderFerris
Faithisn't really known

Currencyflorin
Animalpenguin

The Happily Depressed Hackers of Linux and the X is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ferris with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and national health service. The compassionate, cheerful population of 22.665 billion Luxians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The enormous, liberal 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 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Luxian economy, worth a remarkable 7,187 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 317,134 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Atheism is seen as a prerequisite for political power, the 'sing-a-long with Ferris' album is a popular souvenir, religious turf wars have caused frustrated police to pray for divine intervention, and graffiti graces every city's streets. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. 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 1,024th in the world and 2nd in The Transgender Region for Most Developed, scoring 97.54 on the Human Development Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,543rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,572ndMost Subsidized Industry: 13,620th

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