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The Rogue Nation of Center Lisle

“You Can't Stop Progress” Pops

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific


Center Lisle

Population7.697 billion

CapitalNew Vacri

AnimalRabid Boar

The Rogue Nation of Center Lisle is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Pops with an iron fist, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, infamous sell-swords, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.697 billion Center Lisleans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Vacri. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Center Lislean economy, worth a remarkable 2,033 trillion florins 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. 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 an amazing 264,144 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pops is considering changing the Center Lislean flag to one with more glitter, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, anti-riot police are dispatched whenever two elderly ladies gather to complain that prices have increased, and the stock market has been destroyed for its own protection. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Center Lisle's national animal is the Rabid Boar, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Center Lisle is ranked 178,538th in the world and 6,800th in the South Pacific for Nudest, with 65.25 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,143rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,260thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,788thMost Influential: 1,836thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,369thLargest Governments: 2,610thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,740thHighest Average Incomes: 2,897thMost Developed: 2,957thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,054thLowest Crime Rates: 3,173rdLargest Black Market: 3,391stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,691stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,063rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,119thMost Efficient Economies: 4,136thSmartest Citizens: 4,160thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,220thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,421stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,496thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,430thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,741stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,999thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,172ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,011thHighest Economic Output: 7,447thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,480thMost Cultured: 7,586thMost Secular: 7,709thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,839thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,862ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,891stLargest Retail Industry: 9,115thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 11,403rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,411thMost Stationary: 12,910thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,848thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,045thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,368thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,799th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 32nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 75th in the regionLargest Governments: 78th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 81st in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 92nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 96th in the regionMost Developed: 97th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 109th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 117th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 129th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 131st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 132nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 139th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 152nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 161st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 166th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 174th in the regionMost Influential: 191st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 217th in the regionMost Cultured: 221st in the regionMost Stationary: 226th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 231st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 232nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 236th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 274th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 275th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 286th in the regionMost Secular: 291st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 295th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 369th in the regionLargest Populations: 378th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 378th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 445th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 555th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 618th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 715th in the region

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