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Most Advanced Public Transport: 5,357thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,442ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,896th
The Matriarchy of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Alle Mutter Führen Uns
Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Lunderfrau

Population6.39 billion

CapitalLaubenhugel
LeaderKaiserin Elise VonStrauss

CurrencyLilimark
AnimalBarn Owl

The Matriarchy of Lunderfrau is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kaiserin Elise VonStrauss with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 6.39 billion Lunderfrausians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laubenhugel. The average income tax rate is 82.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Lunderfrauasian economy, worth 455 trillion Lilimarks a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Soda Sales, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 71,240 Lilimarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The countryside is shrouded by wind farms, children listen incredulously when their grandparents explain what a "running river" is, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, and heavily-laden pregnant women are told they can manage. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lunderfrau's national animal is the Barn Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lunderfrau is ranked 190,794th in the world and 30th in Greater Olympus for Most Politically Free, scoring 8.29 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 5,357thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,442ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,896thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,652ndTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 11,644thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,711thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,362ndNicest Citizens: 13,034thMost Secular: 13,743rdMost Rebellious Youth: 13,896thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,832ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,991stLowest Crime Rates: 17,627thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,781stMost Cultured: 19,708th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lunderfrau was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Lunderfrau's influence in Greater Olympus rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Lunderfrau was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Lunderfrau's influence in Greater Olympus fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : Lunderfrau's influence in Greater Olympus rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Lunderfrau was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Lunderfrau's influence in Greater Olympus rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Lunderfrau was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Lunderfrau was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments and the Top 10% for Largest Governments.
  • : Lunderfrau was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.

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