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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,690thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,259th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Stop Progress
Salvatore Foster
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
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The Leoust

Population3.121 billion

CapitalSawood
LeaderSalvatore Foster
FaithSecularism

Currencybit
Animalelephant

The Republic of The Leoust is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Salvatore Foster with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and ban on automobiles. The democratic, devout population of 3.121 billion Leoustians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sawood. The average income tax rate is 35.6%.

The large but underdeveloped Leoustian economy, worth 127 trillion bits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 40,747 bits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés, and getting a blood transfusion from a Leoustian entitles a foreigner to citizenship. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Leoust's national animal is the elephant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Secularism.

The Leoust is ranked 218,024th in the world and 277th in Oneid for Most Beautiful Environments, with 185.78 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,690thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,259th
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Most Politically Free: 16th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 24th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Leoust was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Leoust, getting a blood transfusion from a Leoustian entitles a foreigner to citizenship.
  • : Following new legislation in The Leoust, signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in The Leoust, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.
  • : Following new legislation in The Leoust, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner.
  • : Following new legislation in The Leoust, the nation's leader is normally just referred to as "snuggle-wuggle-huggy-bear".
  • : The Leoust changed its national capital to "Sawood", its faith to "Secularism", and its leader to "Salvatore Foster".
  • : Following new legislation in The Leoust, Salvatore Foster has just been declared ruler of The Leoust in an international press conference.
  • : Following new legislation in The Leoust, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one.
  • : Following new legislation in The Leoust, stews often contain used tissues and pocket fluff.

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