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Most Stationary: 11,009thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,742ndMost Influential: 14,285th
The Rebirth of
Corporate Bordello
...until the stars rain down from the heavens
Influence
Superpower
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
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The Great Lion

Population11.186 billion

CapitalCair Paravel

Currencyhorn
Animallion

The Rebirth of The Great Lion is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, zero percent divorce rate, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 11.186 billion Great Lions are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, outspoken government prioritizes Administration, although Spirituality, Defense, and Education are also considered important, while Law & Order and Healthcare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cair Paravel. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.6%.

The strong Great Lionese economy, worth 448 trillion horns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Average income is 40,091 horns, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 113,168 per year while the poor average 11,369, a ratio of 10.0 to 1.

Hostage-takers offer loyalty scheme points for prompt payment, copyright laws have been abolished, the industries of The Great Lion are coughing all the way to the bank, and workers tend to schedule naps during all-hands meetings. Crime is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Great Lion's national animal is the lion, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

The Great Lion is ranked 243,582nd in the world and 2nd in Narnia for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -7.75 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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