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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,450thMost Secular: 2,883rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,915th
The Third Serene Republic of
Authoritarian Democracy
Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Lothundy

Population1.63 billion

CapitalPrilyr
LeaderCentral Planning Unit Y-17a

Currencymarkcoin
Animalshrike

The Third Serene Republic of Lothundy is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Central Planning Unit Y-17a with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, rampant corporate plagiarism, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 1.63 billion Lothundics are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Prilyr. The average income tax rate is 93.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lothundyian economy, worth 317 trillion markcoins 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Tourism. 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 194,779 markcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Acrimonious legal battles result during divorce proceedings, the government offers gay men mildly offensive tips on how to pass as straight, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, and conspiracy nuts claim that the government is trying to bring about an end to civilisation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lothundy's national animal is the shrike, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lothundy is ranked 36,292nd in the world and 829th in the West Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,283.76 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,450thMost Secular: 2,883rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,915thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,235thMost Influential: 3,748thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,946thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,716thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,782ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,950thMost Patriotic: 5,307thLargest Mining Sector: 5,396thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,376thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,917thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,116thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,242ndHighest Average Incomes: 7,382ndLargest Black Market: 7,478thLargest Governments: 7,726thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,341stMost Subsidized Industry: 10,562ndTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 11,404thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,699thSmartest Citizens: 11,774thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,999thMost Efficient Economies: 18,627th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 49th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 62nd in the regionMost Secular: 76th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 82nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 100th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 101st in the regionLargest Black Market: 105th in the regionMost Influential: 112th in the regionMost Patriotic: 113th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 115th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 122nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 128th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 141st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 142nd in the regionLargest Governments: 144th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 149th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 164th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 243rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 245th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 259th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 269th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 324th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 357th in the regionRudest Citizens: 396th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 434th in the regionMost Developed: 471st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lothundy, conspiracy nuts claim that the government is trying to bring about an end to civilisation.
  • : Following new legislation in Lothundy, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel.
  • : Following new legislation in Lothundy, the government offers gay men mildly offensive tips on how to pass as straight.
  • : Following new legislation in Lothundy, acrimonious legal battles result during divorce proceedings.
  • : Following new legislation in Lothundy, firebombing politicians' offices has become a common way of expressing dissatisfaction.
  • : Following new legislation in Lothundy, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks.
  • : Lothundy voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Epidemic Investigation Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Lothundy, there's a hole in the heart of every Lothundyian city.
  • : Following new legislation in Lothundy, the government's economic policy can be summed up as "Abort, Retry, Fail?".
  • : Lothundy voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Drop Your Pants".

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