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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 177thMost Influential: 622ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,037th
The Allied States of
Democratic Socialists
Alliance Forever, For Strength and Security
Father Lionel Atrox
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Iron Lions

Population14.264 billion

CapitalFather Lion's Hall
LeaderFather Lionel Atrox

CurrencyLionisian Crown

The Allied States of The Iron Lions is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Father Lionel Atrox with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 14.264 billion Iron Lions are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Father Lion's Hall. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Iron Lionisian economy, worth a remarkable 2,220 trillion Lionisian Crowns a year, is highly specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 155,684 Lionisian Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Manufacturers of biodegradable plastics have to wait for months to show evidence of organic decomposition, citizens volunteer for tax audits to avoid the 80-page Practical Assessment Survey Tool On Religions, goldfish bowls are three metres in diameter, and the only soporific permitted during sermons is the preacher's voice. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Iron Lions's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Secularism.

The Iron Lions is ranked 223,036th in the world and 5,468th in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 20.33 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 177thMost Influential: 622ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,037thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,230thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,869thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,048thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,196thMost Developed: 2,455thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,570thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,614thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 3,097thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,150thLowest Crime Rates: 3,172ndLargest Governments: 3,302ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,361stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,485thMost Cultured: 3,933rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,008thBest Weather: 4,379thSmartest Citizens: 5,422ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,438thHighest Food Quality: 5,684thMost Secular: 5,703rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,794thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,571stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,966thMost Stationary: 9,289thHighest Economic Output: 10,126thTop
Safest: 14,311thMost Patriotic: 14,931stMost Inclusive: 16,616thMost Income Equality: 17,952ndHighest Average Incomes: 18,222ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,442ndMost Corrupt Governments: 21,412thLargest Welfare Programs: 26,504thLargest Populations: 27,155th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 66th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 91st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 100th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 124th in the regionMost Influential: 124th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 129th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 134th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 136th in the regionMost Developed: 137th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 151st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 161st in the regionLargest Governments: 161st in the regionMost Stationary: 181st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 182nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 182nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 182nd in the regionMost Cultured: 187th in the regionMost Secular: 234th in the regionBest Weather: 254th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 257th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 269th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 280th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 315th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 329th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 332nd in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 490th in the regionMost Income Equality: 506th in the regionMost Patriotic: 516th in the regionLargest Populations: 598th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 642nd in the region

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