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Most Influential: 269thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,415thLowest Crime Rates: 1,580th
The Confederacy of
Democratic Socialists
Amico pectus, hosti frontem
Influence
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Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
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Louisistan

Population19.337 billion

CapitalMeersburg
LeaderLord Chancellor Wilbur Cross

CurrencyLouisistanian Grand Quarter Pound
AnimalKiwi

The Confederacy of Louisistan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lord Chancellor Wilbur Cross with an even hand, and notable for its conspicuous electricity pylons, compulsory military service, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 19.337 billion Louisistanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Meersburg. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The enormous but inefficient Louisistanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,355 trillion Louisistanian Grand Quarter Pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 121,826 Louisistanian Grand Quarter Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Urban parents tell their children that the family car went to a farm upstate, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, new Louisistanian taxis are fitted with server racks, and pulling weeds is seen as a threat to national security. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Louisistan's national animal is the Kiwi, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Louisistan is ranked 271,587th in the world and 1,332nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -15.23 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 269thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,415thLowest Crime Rates: 1,580thLargest Governments: 1,626thSafest: 1,966thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,248thTop
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Most Cultured: 3,003rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,058thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,060thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,408thSmartest Citizens: 4,424thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,572ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,894thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,059thHighest Food Quality: 5,178thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,551stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,828thMost Patriotic: 7,357thHighest Economic Output: 7,999thMost Inclusive: 8,771stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,850thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,293rdMost Secular: 11,409thLargest Populations: 12,524thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,525thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 15,141stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,916thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,825thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,302ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,310thHighest Average Incomes: 25,496th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 27th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 35th in the regionSafest: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 48th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 53rd in the regionMost Cultured: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 60th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 62nd in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 77th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 97th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 97th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 98th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 111th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 112th in the regionLargest Populations: 113th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 119th in the region

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