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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 912thLargest Black Market: 944thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,025th
The Mind Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Malo mori quam solveret foedus
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Lotrabme

Population22.688 billion

CapitalCapital Hill
LeaderThe Sage Council
FaithThe Quasi-Faith

CurrencySilver Credit
Animalelephant

The Mind Empire of Lotrabme is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Sage Council with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.688 billion Mind Imperials are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Hill. The average income tax rate is 90.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lotrabmean economy, worth a remarkable 3,767 trillion Silver Credits 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, Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Gambling. 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 166,075 Silver Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

War criminals are given full state funerals, it's considered a valid legal defence to say "a demon made me do it", The Sage Council often plays real life games of Tower Defense against hordes of angry villagers, and the nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lotrabme's national animal is the elephant, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Quasi-Faith.

Lotrabme is ranked 8,014th in the world and 9th in The Local Cluster for Most Developed, scoring 91.52 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 912thLargest Black Market: 944thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,025thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,220thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,276thTop
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Most Cultured: 2,440thHighest Economic Output: 3,348thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,655thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,345thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,582ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,719thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,270thLargest Populations: 5,532ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,708thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,088thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,463rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,677thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,705thMost Developed: 8,014thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,760thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,856thLargest Governments: 11,041stHighest Average Incomes: 11,147thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,247thSmartest Citizens: 11,564thMost Devout: 11,785thTop
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Most Influential: 17,160thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,497thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,599thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,083rdLongest Average Lifespans: 21,061st
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the region

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