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Most Secular: 4,855thMost Authoritarian: 6,387thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,724th
The Undersea Lurkers of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Is it alright? A bit nervous...
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Lurklife 3

Population3.638 billion

CapitalIbuki
LeaderLiminne Lapule
FaithTokodame

Currencyflorin
Animalfalcon

The Undersea Lurkers of Lurklife 3 is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Liminne Lapule with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 3.638 billion Lurklife 3ians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ibuki. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Lurklife 3ian economy, worth 153 trillion florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 42,113 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Those found guilty of illicit affairs are jailed, lottery winners spend most of their money on security, some members of Parliament are illiterate, and education is transforming people into first-rate snobs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lurklife 3's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Tokodame.

Lurklife 3 is ranked 155,845th in the world and 2,181st in Suspicious for Smartest Citizens, with 25.55 quips per hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,724thMost Patriotic: 14,128thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,423rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,968thMost Conservative: 23,776th
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 16th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 25th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 46th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 51st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 71st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 71st in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 105th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 163rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 171st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 176th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 275th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 315th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 335th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 364th in the regionSafest: 478th in the regionTop
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