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The Soviet Democracy of Liliena

“We care because we must”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The Communist Bloc



Population5.236 billion

LeaderLiliana Bordeaux Gray


The Soviet Democracy of Liliena is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Liliana Bordeaux Gray with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and disturbing lack of elderly people. The compassionate population of 5.236 billion Lilienans are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Starcrest. The average income tax rate is 35.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Lilienan economy, worth 548 trillion Kars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 104,769 Kars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, asking what someone does for a living is considered a faux pax for being potentially jobist, autocrats are persona non grata, and the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Liliena' is a smash hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Liliena's national animal is the Centaur, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Liliena is ranked 17,054th in the world and 183rd in The Communist Bloc for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 8,743.14 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Influential: 5,419thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,598thMost Armed: 9,720thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 15,570thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,054thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,380thHighest Disposable Incomes: 18,506thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,996thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,936thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25,667th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 40th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 50th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 55th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 121st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 154th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 170th in the region

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