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Most Subsidized Industry: 104thMost Ignorant Citizens: 253rdMost Corrupt Governments: 346th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Gods Save Lobraunia
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Lobraunia

Population9.267 billion

CapitalSlenbern
LeaderAtmospheric Noise
FaithChurch of RNGesus

CurrencyKnimne
AnimalPuma

The Empire of Lobraunia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Atmospheric Noise with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, smutty television, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.267 billion Lobraunians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Slenbern. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Lobraunian economy, worth a remarkable 2,052 trillion Knimnes 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, quite specialized black market in Retail, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 221,495 Knimnes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's WA representatives have received a very public sacking after Lobraunia allowed its WA membership to lapse, the government loves seeing the little people fight, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, and former slaves find themselves being herded onto ships once more. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lobraunia's national animal is the Puma, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of RNGesus.

Lobraunia is ranked 208,671st in the world and 5,193rd in the Rejected Realms for Longest Average Lifespans, with 27.09 Years.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 104thMost Ignorant Citizens: 253rdMost Corrupt Governments: 346thLargest Retail Industry: 407thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 458thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 679thLargest Black Market: 724thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,041stMost Avoided: 1,157thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,174thLargest Mining Sector: 1,205thFattest Citizens: 1,282ndMost Primitive: 1,471stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,596thMost Efficient Economies: 1,774thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,336thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,648thMost Influential: 4,800thHighest Average Incomes: 4,809thLargest Governments: 5,561stNudest: 5,815thHighest Economic Output: 7,112thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,271stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,426thMost Stationary: 9,959thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,547thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,503rdLargest Welfare Programs: 17,134thRudest Citizens: 20,364thMost Authoritarian: 20,780th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionLargest Black Market: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 38th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 39th in the regionMost Avoided: 41st in the regionFattest Citizens: 51st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 52nd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 87th in the regionMost Stationary: 95th in the regionMost Primitive: 104th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 120th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 132nd in the regionLargest Governments: 151st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 187th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 196th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 202nd in the regionNudest: 225th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 236th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 293rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 340th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 390th in the regionLargest Populations: 469th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lobraunia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Lobraunia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Lobraunia, former slaves find themselves being herded onto ships once more.
  • : Following new legislation in Lobraunia, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • : Following new legislation in Lobraunia, the government loves seeing the little people fight.
  • : Lobraunia was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Lobraunia, the nation's WA representatives have received a very public sacking after Lobraunia allowed its WA membership to lapse.
  • : Lobraunia resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Lobraunia, Lobraunians struggle to cut tofu steak with a spoon.
  • : Lobraunia was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".

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