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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,014thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,795thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,301st
The Dictatorship of
Father Knows Best State
War is what keeps humanity sane.
Influence
Handshaker
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Socialist States of Ludistan

Population438 million

CapitalNew Palermo

CurrencyRed Dollar
Animalgrey wolf

The Dictatorship of Socialist States of Ludistan is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, public floggings, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 438 million Ludistanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Palermo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 70.0%.

The all-consuming Ludistanian economy, worth 54.6 trillion Red Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 124,558 Red Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 7.6 times as much as the poorest.

The education system is being cleansed of all corporate influence, officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims, and prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Socialist States of Ludistan's national animal is the grey wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Socialist States of Ludistan is ranked 127,809th in the world and 145th in First World Order for Most Pro-Market, scoring 38.56 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,014thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,795thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,301stMost Secular: 9,438thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 11,269thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,269thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,614thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,198thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,080thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,712thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,684thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,784thHighest Drug Use: 20,018thHighest Average Incomes: 20,582nd
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the region

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