by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 119thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 132ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 143rd
The Country of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Protect and support each other
Captain Laskey
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.923 billion

LeaderCaptain Laskey

CurrencyFruits and vegetables

The Country of Longsword01 is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Captain Laskey with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, disturbing lack of elderly people, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.923 billion Swords are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Environment, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Infinity. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Longsword01ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,548 trillion Fruits and vegetableses 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, highly specialized black market in 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 261,449 Fruits and vegetableses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight, Harry Potter books are banned, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A Captain Laskey For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of Captain Laskey's supporters, and genetic screening weeds out citizens whose legs don't bend easily at the knee. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Longsword01's national animal is the Rancor, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Longsword01 is ranked 207,837th in the world and 405th in Enadia for Least Corrupt Governments, with 7.72 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Primitive: 119thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 132ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 143rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 158thMost Ignorant Citizens: 251stMost Devout: 262ndBest Weather: 530thMost Beautiful Environments: 662ndMost Influential: 755thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 799thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,225thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,247thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,257thLargest Black Market: 1,262ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,608thLargest Governments: 1,773rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,961stTop
Most Armed: 2,114thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,241stLowest Crime Rates: 2,602ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,771stMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,809thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,899thHighest Average Incomes: 3,002ndMost Cultured: 4,762ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,753rdMost Authoritarian: 7,667thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,894thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,081stHighest Economic Output: 10,171stTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,161stMost Conservative: 20,236th
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 14th in the regionMost Extreme: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 34th in the regionMost Conservative: 35th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 40th in the region

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