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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,024thMost Influential: 22,698thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 23,011th
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Population192 million

AnimalBlack Antelope

The Empire of Lundwurst is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its state-planned economy and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 192 million Lundwurders hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Spirituality, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 20.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Lundwurstian economy, worth 8.36 trillion Reichercoins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, and Pizza Delivery. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 43,535 Reichercoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

A degree in Leader Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers, older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road, cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors, and there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Lundwurst's national animal is the Black Antelope, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lundwurst is ranked 142,786th in the world and 5,748th in The East Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 485.81 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,024thTop
Most Influential: 22,698thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 23,011thMost Primitive: 23,131st
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 228th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 916th in the regionMost Primitive: 928th in the regionMost Armed: 941st in the region

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