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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,599thFattest Citizens: 5,911thLargest Populations: 6,697th
The Amorous Adventures of
Corporate Police State
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The Lady of Lorien

Population22.914 billion

CurrencyWhite Ring

The Amorous Adventures of The Lady of Lorien is a gargantuan, orderly nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.914 billion Lorienians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 14.3%.

The all-consuming the Lady of Lorienian economy, worth a remarkable 2,100 trillion White Rings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Gambling, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 91,671 White Rings, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 498,601 per year while the poor average 8,665, a ratio of 57.5 to 1.

Military service is compulsory, billions of White Rings are being blown on orbital weapons development, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour, and phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force. The Lady of Lorien's national animal is the Elf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Lady of Lorien is ranked 259,742nd in the world and 127th in Middle Earth for Smartest Citizens, with 1.25 quips per hour.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,599thFattest Citizens: 5,911thLargest Populations: 6,697thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,994thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,355thHighest Economic Output: 8,980thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,896thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,185thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,916thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,064thMost Stationary: 19,673rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,532ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,316thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24,162ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25,654thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26,560th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 13th in the region

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