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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 931st Most Corrupt Governments: 968th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,016th
The Borderlands of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We were lost, but now we are found.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Lost And Found

Population1.814 billion

CapitalGreat City


The Borderlands of Lost And Found is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Godfather with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, state-planned economy, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.814 billion LAFians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Great City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Lost And Foundian economy, worth 385 trillion riksdalers 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. 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 212,711 riksdalers, with the richest citizens earning 7.2 times as much as the poorest.

Public parks are littered with cigarette butts, police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate, the nation tends not to learn from its history, and several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lost And Found's national animal is the tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lost And Found is ranked 170,297th in the world and 7,591st in the South Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 4 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 931stMost Corrupt Governments: 968thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,016thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,116thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,288thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,362ndTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,847thMost Influential: 2,104thMost Avoided: 2,169thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,183rdFattest Citizens: 2,296thLargest Mining Sector: 2,609thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,555thHighest Average Incomes: 4,745thLargest Black Market: 4,785thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,367thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,447thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,577thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,205thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,708thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,048thRudest Citizens: 7,414thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,777thMost Secular: 8,348thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,073rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,179thMost Conservative: 10,409thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,819thLargest Retail Industry: 14,658th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 25th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Avoided: 36th in the regionFattest Citizens: 42nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 43rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 44th in the regionLargest Black Market: 76th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 99th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 114th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 116th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 119th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 126th in the regionMost Influential: 186th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 193rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 225th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 236th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 271st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 285th in the regionMost Secular: 287th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 294th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 310th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 400th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 432nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 480th in the regionLargest Governments: 498th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 507th in the regionMost Conservative: 526th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 556th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 610th in the regionMost Stationary: 749th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, the nation tends not to learn from its history.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, public parks are littered with cigarette butts.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, the nation's entire cultural heritage is being auctioned off to the rich.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, military instructors tire of being asked for another bedtime story by seven-year-old conscripts.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Great City's water use.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal.


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