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The United Federation of Lingang

“Nam Aeternitas”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: South Pacific



Population23.047 billion

LeaderLord Hanna Welburg
FaithLawfordian Christianity


The United Federation of Lingang is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lord Hanna Welburg with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, enslaved workforce, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 23.047 billion Linganese are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Strautenburg. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Linganese economy, worth a remarkable 7,873 trillion Mooks a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 341,615 Mooks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

The government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, children aren't allowed to chew their pencils until they get home from school, teens are voting on which C-List pop star will be next to be evicted from the opera house, and the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lingang's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Lawfordian Christianity.

Lingang is ranked 268,725th in the world and 142nd in South Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 5.34 Obesity Rate.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 73rdLargest Black Market: 217thMost Corrupt Governments: 751stMost Subsidized Industry: 761stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,066thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,086thHighest Economic Output: 1,089thLowest Crime Rates: 1,099thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,387thMost Efficient Economies: 1,554thMost Stationary: 1,578thHighest Average Incomes: 1,603rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,615thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,029thMost Patriotic: 2,184thTop
Most Influential: 3,290thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,313thLargest Retail Industry: 3,338thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,406thLargest Governments: 3,920thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,402ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,532ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,784thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,938thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,060thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,462ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,758thHealthiest Citizens: 6,014thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,243rdMost Developed: 6,354thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,550thLargest Populations: 6,990thSmartest Citizens: 9,626thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,655thBest Weather: 10,769thLargest Mining Sector: 12,909thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 22,603rdMost Conservative: 23,690thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26,378th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionMost Conservative: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lingang was endorsed by The Tyranny of Komunno.
  • : Lingang changed its national faith to "Lawfordian Christianity".
  • : Lingang was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Lingang was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Lingang voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn A Bloodred Moon".
  • : Lingang voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingang, teens are voting on which C-List pop star will be next to be evicted from the opera house.
  • : Lingang was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Lingang lost the endorsement of The Democratic Federation of Holly United.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 6 » Fog Field, Rongorongo, Republic of Sernia, Densaner, Americatain, and Velarde.