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Largest Insurance Industry: 787th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 911th Largest Black Market: 1,056th
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 notable for its complete lack of prisons, anti-smoking policies, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.483 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, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, 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 1,698 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 5,420th in the world and 1st in Global Federation for Fattest Citizens, with 23.02 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 787thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 911thLargest Black Market: 1,056thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,220thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,421stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,511thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 1,540thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,696thHighest Average Incomes: 1,889thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,120thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,147thMost Avoided: 2,192ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,258thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,459thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,683rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,094thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,226thMost Efficient Economies: 4,299thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,649thMost Devout: 5,113thFattest Citizens: 5,420thHighest Economic Output: 5,454thLowest Crime Rates: 5,697thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,157thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,859thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,053rdLargest Governments: 7,276thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,955thMost Influential: 8,079thMost Extreme: 11,689thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,549thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,619th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the region

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