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The Lufolet Founder of Compassionate Pilgrims

“We Do Things Our Way”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: Lufolet


Compassionate Pilgrims

Population20.723 billion



The Lufolet Founder of Compassionate Pilgrims is a gargantuan, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 20.723 billion Compassionate Pilgrimsians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anconia. The average income tax rate is 59.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but underdeveloped Compassionate Pilgrimsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,002 trillion Lires a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 48,364 Lires, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Compassionate Pilgrims's first free elections in recent memory have been successfully concluded, fashion stores are exploding in sales as clothing is reintroduced to the country, prisoners work-share to cut down rising costs of keeping them in jail, and elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Compassionate Pilgrims's national animal is the Parrot, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Atheism.

Compassionate Pilgrims is ranked 207,206th in the world and 1st in Lufolet for Rudest Citizens, with 13.13 Insults Per Minute.

Most Income Equality: 6thTop
Most Stationary: 4,264thLargest Mining Sector: 4,318thMost Avoided: 5,410thLargest Populations: 6,013thLargest Black Market: 6,281stMost Authoritarian: 6,602ndMost Influential: 10,092ndTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,717thHighest Economic Output: 17,009thMost Ignorant Citizens: 17,439thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,656thMost Conservative: 20,322ndLowest Crime Rates: 20,987th

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