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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,967thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,162ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,313th
The Dominion of
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The Dominion Provides
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Population21.062 billion

LeaderGovernor-General Lukas Alexandrov


The Dominion of Lubyak is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Governor-General Lukas Alexandrov with an iron fist, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 21.062 billion Lubyakans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Erota. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.0%.

The all-consuming Lubyakian economy, worth a remarkable 3,740 trillion Thalers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 177,608 Thalers, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 963,331 per year while the poor average 16,889, a ratio of 57.0 to 1.

Prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Falconball fields, hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide, and the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Lubyak's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Lubyak is ranked 162,545th in the world and 5,926th in Lazarus for Most Politically Free, scoring 26.71 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,967thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,162ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,313thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,377thHighest Economic Output: 3,001stLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,492ndMost Avoided: 3,765thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,493rdFattest Citizens: 4,591stLargest Populations: 5,622ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,718thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,985thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,145thLargest Mining Sector: 6,333rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,967thHighest Average Incomes: 8,731stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,759thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,874thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,116thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 10,802ndLargest Gambling Industry: 11,842ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,365thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,099thLargest Black Market: 13,124thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,804thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,032ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,316thMost Cultured: 17,684thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,727thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,238thSmartest Citizens: 18,245thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,527th
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 119th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 122nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 133rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 137th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 146th in the regionLargest Populations: 171st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 184th in the regionMost Avoided: 212th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 238th in the regionFattest Citizens: 248th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 293rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 301st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 302nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 321st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 376th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 399th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 403rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 407th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 491st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 543rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 546th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 548th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 583rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 602nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 611th in the regionLargest Black Market: 723rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lubyak was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Lubyak's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Lubyak's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Lubyak's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Lubyak was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Lubyak was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Lubyak's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Lubyak altered its national flag.
  • : Lubyak was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Lubyak ceased to exist in Borealias.


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