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Highest Disposable Incomes: 110thLargest Insurance Industry: 139thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 148th
The Federation of
Anarchy
In guns we trust, unless persuaded otherwise.
Influence
Unproven
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Lowsten

Population20.88 billion

CapitalHi Vue
LeaderPresident James Spanier
FaithZunism

CurrencyLowsten Credit
AnimalPenguin

The Federation of Lowsten is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President James Spanier with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 20.88 billion Lowstenians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hi Vue. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Lowstenian economy, worth an astonishing 10,541 trillion Lowsten Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is a breathtaking 504,857 Lowsten Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Gossip magazines have pictures of President James Spanier sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark, and a Balder Tourist Association survey has rated Lowsten #1 for number twos. Crime is totally unknown. Lowsten's national animal is the Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Zunism.

Lowsten is ranked 230,962nd in the world and 7,078th in Balder for Most Stationary, with 1.751561379 Days.

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 110thLargest Insurance Industry: 139thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 148thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 209thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 214thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 216thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 223rdMost Efficient Economies: 238thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 292ndHighest Average Incomes: 315thFattest Citizens: 361stLargest Mining Sector: 362ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 383rdHighest Economic Output: 451stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 712thMost Avoided: 718thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 722ndHighest Poor Incomes: 793rdLargest Gambling Industry: 993rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,105thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,122ndLargest Governments: 1,341stRudest Citizens: 1,399thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,539thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,826thSmartest Citizens: 1,880thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,934thLargest Retail Industry: 2,029thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,064thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,221stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,335thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,263rdLowest Crime Rates: 4,432ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,115thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,467thLargest Black Market: 5,573rdLargest Populations: 7,027thMost Cultured: 8,147thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,314thMost Armed: 10,654thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,423rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,132ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,138thMost Secular: 16,207thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,026thHighest Drug Use: 21,286th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Avoided: 27th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 35th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 45th in the regionRudest Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 63rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 63rd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 83rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 93rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 130th in the regionLargest Populations: 174th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 193rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 205th in the regionLargest Black Market: 223rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 233rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 309th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 330th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 359th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 380th in the regionMost Armed: 419th in the region

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