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Rudest Citizens: 107thLargest Agricultural Sector: 143rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 170th
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Lowell Leber

Population21.941 billion

CapitalSan Leberdino
LeaderKing Lowellius XVII
FaithThe Pub Life


The Aristocratic Regime of Lowell Leber is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by King Lowellius XVII with an even hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 21.941 billion Leberites are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Leberdino. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Lowell Leberian economy, worth a remarkable 9,775 trillion Centipences a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 445,549 Centipences, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,821,217 per year while the poor average 72,164, a ratio of 25.2 to 1.

Major cities are suffering under water rationing, protests are legal but strictly supervised, the judicial system legislates morality, and in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Lowell Leber's national animal is the Fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Pub Life.

Lowell Leber is ranked 140,733rd in the world and 149th in New Warsaw Pact for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 5.67 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Rudest Citizens: 107thLargest Agricultural Sector: 143rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 170thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 181stFattest Citizens: 254thLargest Gambling Industry: 275thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 305thLargest Retail Industry: 331stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 347thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 406thLargest Publishing Industry: 426thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 442ndHighest Economic Output: 443rdHighest Average Incomes: 472ndMost Cultured: 498thMost Devout: 531stMost Avoided: 551stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 552ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 597thMost Efficient Economies: 685thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 768thMost Armed: 801stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 859thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 877thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,080thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,356thSmartest Citizens: 1,854thLargest Mining Sector: 1,948thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,159thLargest Governments: 2,212thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,459thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,614thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,765thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,899thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,446thLargest Populations: 5,025thMost Stationary: 6,444thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,618thMost Influential: 8,039thLargest Black Market: 10,219thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,545thLowest Crime Rates: 12,691stMost Subsidized Industry: 12,832ndMost Advanced Public Education: 16,609thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,354thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,452ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,752nd
Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lowell Leber, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Following new legislation in Lowell Leber, the judicial system legislates morality.
  • : Following new legislation in Lowell Leber, protests are legal but strictly supervised.
  • : Following new legislation in Lowell Leber, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • : Lowell Leber was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Lowell Leber, wait staff claim to like it when odorous customers flirt with them.
  • : Following new legislation in Lowell Leber, commemoration of the Great New Warsaw Pact War costs almost as much as the war itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Lowell Leber, a five-year-old and a convicted terrorist can sit alongside one another in jury service.
  • : Following new legislation in Lowell Leber, women are kept out of work but at least dinner is served on time.
  • : Following new legislation in Lowell Leber, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.


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