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Largest Insurance Industry: 735th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 805th Largest Black Market: 1,069th
The Desolation of
Corporate Police State
Non videbitis faciem meam, Vita est!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.452 billion


AnimalBoa Constrictor

The Desolation of Lockdownn is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Lockdown with an iron fist, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, enslaved workforce, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.452 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 receive no funds. 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 2,214 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 161,839th in the world and 51st in Global Federation for Most Inclusive, scoring 19.56 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 735thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 805thLargest Black Market: 1,069thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,353rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,405thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,462ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,546thTop
Most Avoided: 2,075thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,167thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,169thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,226thHighest Average Incomes: 2,255thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,359thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,439thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,829thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,141stMost Efficient Economies: 4,194thHighest Economic Output: 4,439thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,626thFattest Citizens: 5,409thLargest Retail Industry: 5,823rdMost Devout: 6,029thLowest Crime Rates: 6,323rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,464thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,540thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,321stLargest Governments: 7,794thMost Influential: 8,187thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,313thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,500thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,438thMost Pro-Market: 15,594thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,032ndMost Extreme: 17,071st
Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the region

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