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Most Influential: 803rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 950thMost Pacifist: 971st
The Holy Red Kaleidoscope of
Left-wing Utopia
Build, therefore, your own world.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Luddinlande

Population8.884 billion

CapitalGreen Meadows
LeaderMaster Indigo of the High Chorus

Currencyred rose
Animalblue dolphin

The Holy Red Kaleidoscope of Luddinlande is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Master Indigo of the High Chorus with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, national health service, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.884 billion Luddineans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Green Meadows. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Luddinean economy, worth a remarkable 1,308 trillion red roses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 147,330 red roses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials, a commonwealth of equal nations recognises that Luddinlande is a bit more equal than the others, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, and the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Luddinlande. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Luddinlande's national animal is the blue dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Luddinlande is ranked 1,185th in the world and 28th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 23,256.88 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Influential: 803rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 950thMost Pacifist: 971stLargest Welfare Programs: 1,081stBest Weather: 1,108thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,171stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,185thNicest Citizens: 1,190thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,199thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,201stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,252ndMost Inclusive: 1,324thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,559thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,701stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,807thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,879thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,124thSafest: 2,158thMost Cultured: 2,277thTop
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Most Developed: 3,021stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,214thLargest Governments: 3,328thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,598thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,287thHealthiest Citizens: 4,503rdSmartest Citizens: 4,815thMost Devout: 5,535thLowest Crime Rates: 5,861stMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,016thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,247thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,150thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,344thMost Efficient Economies: 11,006thNudest: 11,244thMost Stationary: 11,472ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 13,556thHighest Average Incomes: 14,739thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,746thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,228thHighest Drug Use: 18,327thMost Income Equality: 19,433rd
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 25th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 28th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 31st in the regionMost Pacifist: 32nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 39th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 40th in the regionNicest Citizens: 41st in the regionBest Weather: 42nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 45th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 50th in the regionMost Inclusive: 50th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionMost Cultured: 69th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 70th in the regionSafest: 78th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 82nd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 88th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 92nd in the regionMost Developed: 94th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 141st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 146th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 148th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 156th in the regionMost Devout: 177th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 178th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 196th in the regionMost Stationary: 199th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 262nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 262nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 318th in the regionNudest: 320th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 340th in the regionLargest Populations: 356th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 360th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 421st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 447th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 457th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 638th in the regionMost Income Equality: 810th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Luddinlande, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Luddinlande.
  • : Following new legislation in Luddinlande, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Luddinlande, a commonwealth of equal nations recognises that Luddinlande is a bit more equal than the others.
  • : Following new legislation in Luddinlande, witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials.
  • : Following new legislation in Luddinlande, referenda are held for every conceivable government action.
  • : Luddinlande was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Luddinlande, few that venture into government archives are ever seen again.
  • : Following new legislation in Luddinlande, not many kids know Shakespeare's Hamlet but most of them have seen unofficial sequel Hamlet III - The Search For Osric.
  • : Luddinlande was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Luddinlande, all recreational drugs are legal.

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