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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,753rd Most Armed: 3,873rd Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,398th
The Rogue Nation of
Democratic Socialists
Screw it because in the end no one really cares
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Loft Pain

Population1.382 billion

LeaderWinter Payne


The Rogue Nation of Loft Pain is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Winter Payne with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.382 billion Loft Painians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shadowfall. The average income tax rate is 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Loft Painian economy, worth 159 trillion dollars 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. 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 impressive 115,572 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's black ops are starting to get on people's nerves, nudity is frowned upon, bike rage is all the rage, and dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Loft Pain's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Loft Pain is ranked 169,998th in the world and 3rd in Raven Brook for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -18.71 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,753rdTop
Most Armed: 3,873rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,398thTop
Largest Black Market: 9,214thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,008thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,710thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,961stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,227thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,248thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,529thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,725thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,120thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,235thMost Cultured: 16,894th

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