by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 2,275thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,364thMost Influential: 9,079th
The Theocracy of
Moralistic Democracy
Dieu et la foi
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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Lux Umbrat

Population384 million

CapitalUrbisPolis

CurrencyDrachme
AnimalDove

The Theocracy of Lux Umbrat is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, public floggings, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, devout population of 384 million Lux Umbratians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of UrbisPolis. The average income tax rate is 74.0%.

The very strong Lux Umbratian economy, worth 29.8 trillion Drachmes a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 77,537 Drachmes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

The best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, people's charity begins and ends at home, no-one bats an eye when 'really good platonic friends' of the same sex hold hands in Lux Umbrat, and the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lux Umbrat's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lux Umbrat is ranked 181,283rd in the world and 7,348th in the South Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -5.93 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Devout: 2,275thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,364thMost Influential: 9,079thMost Primitive: 10,209thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 15,793rdMost Cultured: 18,813thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,004thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,025th
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Most Devout: 55th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 448th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 525th in the regionMost Primitive: 545th in the regionMost Cultured: 550th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 675th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 694th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 694th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 703rd in the regionLargest Governments: 704th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 721st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 756th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 793rd in the regionMost Influential: 801st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 829th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lux Umbrat voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Lux Umbrat endorsed The Republic of Catillos.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Umbrat, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Umbrat, no-one bats an eye when 'really good platonic friends' of the same sex hold hands in Lux Umbrat.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Umbrat, people's charity begins and ends at home.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Umbrat, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Umbrat, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more.
  • : Lux Umbrat was endorsed by The Republic of Catillos.
  • : Lux Umbrat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Umbrat, politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems.

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