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Most Ignorant Citizens: 9,565thMost Authoritarian: 10,087thMost Conservative: 16,925th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
War and Peace shall lead the way
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Golden Lotus

Population5.348 billion

CurrencyLotus
AnimalTiger

The Empire of The Golden Lotus is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.348 billion Wanderers are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 40.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Wandering economy, worth 266 trillion Lotuses a year, is quite specialized and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 49,841 Lotuses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts, and military spending is on the increase. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Golden Lotus's national animal is the Tiger, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

The Golden Lotus is ranked 146,982nd in the world and 73rd in Esportiva for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 549.37 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 9,565thMost Authoritarian: 10,087thTop
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Most Conservative: 16,925thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,379th
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Most Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the region

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