by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 968th Most Influential: 2,749th Most Advanced Public Education: 7,017th
The Allied States of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Alliance through any means
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Allied States of The Iron Lions is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its smutty television, parental licensing program, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 597 million Iron Lions are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Father Lion's Hall. The average income tax rate is 84.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Iron Lionisian economy, worth 70.3 trillion Crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 117,816 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Loans are available for students from poor families, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories', truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, and people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a 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.

The Iron Lions is ranked 65,913th in the world and 3,942nd in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 28.39 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 968thTop
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Most Influential: 2,749thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,017thTop
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Most Secular: 7,861stHighest Poor Incomes: 8,104thHealthiest Citizens: 8,106thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,915thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,515thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,920thLowest Crime Rates: 10,096thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,543rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,947thMost Developed: 11,064thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,506thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,273rdLargest Governments: 12,588thSmartest Citizens: 12,639thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,197thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,389thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,449thMost Cultured: 15,383rd
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 284th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 312th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 362nd in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 395th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 402nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 414th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 432nd in the regionMost Secular: 436th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 463rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 467th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 486th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 490th in the regionLargest Governments: 507th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 513th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 537th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 568th in the regionMost Developed: 582nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 619th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 642nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 646th in the regionMost Influential: 722nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 725th in the regionMost Cultured: 731st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 754th in the region

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