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Most Scientifically Advanced: 64thLargest Information Technology Sector: 195thSmartest Citizens: 223rd
The Imperial Dominion of
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Longweather

Population16.469 billion

CapitalOblivion
LeaderEmperor Dresden Mourningway
Faiththe Church of Thesse

CurrencyImperial Yora
AnimalLight Blue Longweather Sheep

The Imperial Dominion of Longweather is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Dresden Mourningway with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 16.469 billion Alor enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oblivion. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Alor economy, worth a remarkable 6,285 trillion Imperial Yoras a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 381,672 Imperial Yoras, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, and anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Longweather's national animal is the Light Blue Longweather Sheep, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Church of Thesse.

Longweather is ranked 529th in the world and 16th in the Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 98.83 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 64thLargest Information Technology Sector: 195thSmartest Citizens: 223rdLowest Crime Rates: 224thHighest Poor Incomes: 327thLargest Governments: 345thMost Efficient Economies: 426thHighest Average Tax Rates: 441stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 508thMost Developed: 529thLongest Average Lifespans: 595thMost Patriotic: 935thHealthiest Citizens: 937thHighest Average Incomes: 969thHighest Food Quality: 1,009thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,078thMost Inclusive: 1,122ndMost Cultured: 1,308thHighest Economic Output: 1,392ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,396thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,503rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,875thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,988thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,015thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,042ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,074thMost Secular: 2,106thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,119thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,296thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,841stSafest: 3,982ndRudest Citizens: 4,627thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,062ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,744thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,569thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,131stMost Stationary: 10,071stMost Influential: 11,396thTop
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Largest Populations: 14,002ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,350thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,906th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 25th in the regionMost Inclusive: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionMost Influential: 26th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 42nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 52nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 52nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 54th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 56th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 57th in the regionMost Secular: 60th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 71st in the regionRudest Citizens: 106th in the regionSafest: 109th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 117th in the regionMost Stationary: 139th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 172nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 253rd in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 329th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 377th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Longweather was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Longweather, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves.
  • : Following new legislation in Longweather, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
  • : Following new legislation in Longweather, witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials.
  • : Following new legislation in Longweather, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Longweather, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Longweather, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Longweather, a new "thought police" branch is being developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Longweather, cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel.
  • : Following new legislation in Longweather, literally voiceless people are unable to protest when food and water are denied to them.

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