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The United States of Laudistan

“Strength through Freedom”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Enadia

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Laudistan

Population5.986 billion

CapitalLaudistan City
LeaderJonathan Laud

CurrencyLaudistinian
AnimalCardinal

The United States of Laudistan is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Jonathan Laud with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 5.986 billion Laudistanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laudistan City. The average income tax rate is 73.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Laudistanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,165 trillion Laudistinians a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 194,777 Laudistinians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

High food prices have reduced the national diet to staple foods and water, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, and Jonathan Laud is too busy listening to praise to get any work done. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Laudistan's national animal is the Cardinal, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Laudistan is ranked 18,887th in the world and 45th in Enadia for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 6,080.09 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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5%
Rudest Citizens: 3,083rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,201stLargest Retail Industry: 4,617thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,655thMost Influential: 4,890thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,913thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,033rdMost Cultured: 6,386thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,664thHighest Average Incomes: 6,760thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,086thMost Developed: 7,799thSmartest Citizens: 8,031stHighest Poor Incomes: 8,088thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,534thLargest Governments: 8,750thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,212thMost Inclusive: 10,278thTop
10%
Lowest Crime Rates: 11,007thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,615thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,862ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,182ndLongest Average Lifespans: 13,377thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,378thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,168thHighest Economic Output: 14,343rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,681stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,359thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,584thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,887th
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Most Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionMost Stationary: 29th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 30th in the regionMost Inclusive: 31st in the regionLargest Populations: 33rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Laudistan was endorsed by The Kingdom of Saxoslavia.
  • : Laudistan was endorsed by The Like of Dependants.
  • : Laudistan's influence in Enadia fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Laudistan voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Christian Democrats".
  • : Laudistan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Criminal Protocol".
  • : Laudistan's influence in Enadia rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Laudistan's influence in Enadia fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Laudistan's influence in Enadia rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Following new legislation in Laudistan, Jonathan Laud is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Following new legislation in Laudistan, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners.

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