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Most Devout: 5,253rdMost Patriotic: 7,299thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,720th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Hail God, and me of course.
Luke
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Lukem

Population3.714 billion

CapitalLukeville
LeaderLuke
FaithOrthodox Hank-Lets-Goism

CurrencyLuke Bill
AnimalHank

The Holy Empire of Lukem is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Luke with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, aversion to nipples, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.714 billion Lukemies are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Administration, Law & Order, and Education are also considered important, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lukeville. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 59.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Lukemian economy, worth 453 trillion Luke Bills a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 122,005 Luke Bills, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Adults pretending to be teenage girls claim to have wholesome motives, the suicide rate mysteriously skyrockets during census years, the police strictly enforce off-limit zones for tourists, and bombs are permitted on planes for the 'security of the passengers'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lukem's national animal is the Hank, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Orthodox Hank-Lets-Goism.

Lukem is ranked 189,816th in the world and 3,426th in Artificial Solar System for Fattest Citizens, with 9.58 Obesity Rate.

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Most Devout: 5,253rdMost Patriotic: 7,299thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,720thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,132ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,381stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,802ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,306thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,423rdTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 14,504thLargest Black Market: 15,905thMost Developed: 19,567thMost Cultured: 21,297thHighest Average Incomes: 25,407thMost Authoritarian: 25,784thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26,047thMost Efficient Economies: 26,560thLargest Information Technology Sector: 27,647th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionMost Patriotic: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 44th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 48th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 48th in the regionLargest Governments: 49th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 79th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 127th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 149th in the regionLargest Black Market: 149th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 162nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 178th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 184th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 190th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 211th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 222nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 293rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 313th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 325th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 326th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 337th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 397th in the regionMost Conservative: 430th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 432nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lukem, bombs are permitted on planes for the 'security of the passengers'.
  • : Lukem was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces and the Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Lukem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Lukem, the police strictly enforce off-limit zones for tourists.
  • : Lukem was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Lukem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Lukem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Lukem, the suicide rate mysteriously skyrockets during census years.
  • : Lukem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Lukem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.

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