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Most Scientifically Advanced: 247th Largest Information Technology Sector: 367th Highest Disposable Incomes: 396th
The United Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Freedom and Justice, the great wings of Progress
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WA Delegate
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Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Liszteria

Population3.273 billion

CapitalPrada
LeaderPresident Robert Lynch

Currencyliztra
AnimalHarpy Eagle

The United Republic of Liszteria is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Robert Lynch with an even hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, unlimited-speed roads, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.273 billion Liszterians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Prada. The average income tax rate is 1.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Liszterian economy, worth a remarkable 1,142 trillion liztras a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 348,956 liztras, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians can be condescending (which by the way means "showing an attitude of patronising superiority"), violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, reports of attacks by bright purple sixty-foot high spiders have recently shot up, and mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Liszteria's national animal is the Harpy Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Liszteria is ranked 167,250th in the world and 82nd in Novo Brasil for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 23.62 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 247thLargest Information Technology Sector: 367thHighest Disposable Incomes: 396thHighest Poor Incomes: 420thMost Armed: 664thHighest Average Incomes: 915thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 964thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,054thHighest Crime Rates: 1,085thSmartest Citizens: 1,088thLargest Retail Industry: 1,309thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,436thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,498thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,586thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,756thRudest Citizens: 1,882ndMost Influential: 2,668thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,909thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,036thLargest Black Market: 3,247thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,286thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,588thFattest Citizens: 3,997thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,038thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,864thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,869thMost Developed: 6,136thMost Cultured: 6,292ndMost Secular: 7,138thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,260thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,343rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,839thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,199thLargest Governments: 8,365thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 8,855thMost Efficient Economies: 9,336thHighest Economic Output: 12,085thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,801stMost Advanced Public Education: 15,019th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Liszteria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Liszteria, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation.
  • : Following new legislation in Liszteria, reports of attacks by bright purple sixty-foot high spiders have recently shot up.
  • : Following new legislation in Liszteria, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner.
  • : Liszteria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Liszteria, politicians can be condescending (which by the way means "showing an attitude of patronising superiority").
  • : Following new legislation in Liszteria, Liszteria is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • : Liszteria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Liszteria, the urinary fragrance of seedier establishments is thankfully hidden by the smell of stale smoke.
  • : Following new legislation in Liszteria, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.

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