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The Free Land of Leton

“Freedom to Progress” Andrestom

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus

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Leton

Population4.979 billion

LeaderAndrestom

CurrencyMark
AnimalWolf

The Free Land of Leton is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Andrestom with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.979 billion Letonians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 19.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Letonian economy, worth 955 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 191,897 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

The new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare", the entire entry for Leton in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', tourists are forbidden to enter Native Letonian lands, and there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow. Crime is totally unknown. Leton's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Leton is ranked 7,106th in the world and 399th in Lazarus for Highest Average Incomes, with 191,897.87 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,698thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 2,738thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,833rdMost Influential: 3,080thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,414thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,580thMost Efficient Economies: 3,771stLargest Retail Industry: 4,756thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,844thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,861stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,913thSmartest Citizens: 6,789thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,792ndMost Developed: 6,829thHighest Average Incomes: 7,106thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,646thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,488thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 11,638thHealthiest Citizens: 11,965thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,444thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,481stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,842ndMost Inclusive: 12,899thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,114thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,289thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,034thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,941stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,181stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,562ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,710thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,201stMost Secular: 16,621stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,335thHighest Economic Output: 17,672ndMost Cultured: 19,756thLargest Governments: 20,207th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 79th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 98th in the regionRudest Citizens: 121st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 164th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 177th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 197th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 246th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 302nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 317th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 331st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 333rd in the regionMost Developed: 348th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 349th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 371st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 399th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 428th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 550th in the regionMost Stationary: 563rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 583rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 584th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 602nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 636th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 654th in the regionMost Inclusive: 686th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 694th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 698th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 719th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 719th in the region

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