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Largest Insurance Industry: 791st Highest Wealthy Incomes: 915th Largest Black Market: 1,068th
The Desolation of
Corporate Police State
Non videbitis faciem meam, Vita est!
Lockdown
Regional Influence
Power
Federal Administrator
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Desolation of Lockdownn is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Lockdown with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, ubiquitous missile silos, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.304 billion Lockdownnians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yorguschmich. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 63.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Lockdownnian economy, worth a remarkable 1,651 trillion Lockes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 261,955 Lockes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,301,347 per year while the poor average 29,830, a ratio of 43.6 to 1.

The government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, the nation has always been at war with Bigtopia, homeless people are periodically found dead upon altars to assorted deities, and environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lockdownn's national animal is the Boa Constrictor, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Carbanism.

Lockdownn is ranked 1,230th in the world and 4th in Global Federation for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 57,336.03 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 791stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 915thLargest Black Market: 1,068thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,230thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,423rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,546thLargest Mining Sector: 1,570thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,687thHighest Average Incomes: 1,860thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,165thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,166thMost Avoided: 2,228thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,302ndMost Corrupt Governments: 2,476thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,736thLargest Retail Industry: 4,118thMost Efficient Economies: 4,365thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,467thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,799thMost Devout: 5,203rdHighest Economic Output: 5,644thFattest Citizens: 5,709thLowest Crime Rates: 5,774thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,212thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,337thLargest Governments: 7,429thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,697thTop
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Most Influential: 8,237thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,324thMost Extreme: 12,302ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,737thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,268thMost Pro-Market: 15,644th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the region

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