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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,137th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,576th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,592nd
The Royal Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
When life gives you lemons, make an empire!
King Finn Lemon
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Royal Empire of the Lemons

Population5.698 billion

CapitalLemon City
LeaderKing Finn Lemon


The Royal Empire of The Royal Empire of the Lemons is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King Finn Lemon with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.698 billion Lemons 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lemon City. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Lemon economy, worth a remarkable 1,300 trillion Lehms a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 228,295 Lehms, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many suspect that the 'Whinny The Plop' children's magazine contains covert criticism of King Finn Lemon, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties, and the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Royal Empire of the Lemons's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Atheism.

The Royal Empire of the Lemons is ranked 30,900th in the world and 2nd in Lemarnia for Most Income Equality, scoring 60.88 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Lowest Crime Rates: 1,137thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,576thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,592ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,701stLargest Governments: 1,727thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,801stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,833rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,194thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,524thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,649thMost Developed: 2,686thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,883rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,252ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,485thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,724thHighest Average Incomes: 3,880thSmartest Citizens: 4,152ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,353rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,516thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,679thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,813thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,066thMost Inclusive: 5,556thMost Cultured: 6,302ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,349thMost Efficient Economies: 6,394thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,598thTop
Best Weather: 9,097thMost Secular: 10,252ndHighest Economic Output: 10,674thMost Authoritarian: 13,883rdLargest Welfare Programs: 15,352nd

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