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The Armed Republic of Lingu

“We See All”

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

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population598 million


The Armed Republic of Lingu is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, flagrant waste-dumping, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 598 million Linguans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. The average income tax rate is 47.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Linguan economy, worth 93.5 trillion hounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 156,402 hounds, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

The army's use of chemical weapons leaves a bad taste in the mouth, the government spends billions to protect Lingu from a disaster that is one in a million, the state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association, and it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lingu's national animal is the bloodhound, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lingu is ranked 201,118th in the world and 8,015th in The East Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -15.17 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 754thMost Influential: 1,940thTop
Most Conservative: 4,247thMost Avoided: 4,278thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,580thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,200thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,358thLargest Retail Industry: 5,526thLargest Mining Sector: 6,651stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,020thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,106thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,852ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,882ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,939thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,039thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,697thLargest Black Market: 12,770thFattest Citizens: 13,964thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,016thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,102ndMost Authoritarian: 18,520th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 47th in the regionMost Avoided: 76th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 110th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 131st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 141st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 155th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 161st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 179th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 212th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 239th in the regionMost Conservative: 258th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 262nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 310th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 314th in the regionLargest Black Market: 337th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 342nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 349th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 414th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 426th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 624th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 634th in the regionMost Developed: 643rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 710th in the regionLargest Governments: 721st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 761st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 781st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, the state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, the government spends billions to protect Lingu from a disaster that is one in a million.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, the army's use of chemical weapons leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
  • : Lingu endorsed The Empire of Eastern Hyront Scassen.
  • : Lingu was endorsed by The Empire of Eastern Hyront Scassen.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps.
  • : Lingu voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Lingu, garden flower shows rarely smell of roses.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 218 » Todd McCloud, Dragons Blood, VW53Aland, Rainbow Vests, H-Zhena, Brotherland, Zukchiva, Asendavia, Libertanny, CANZUK 1, Azureano, Axdel, Wiranath, Republic of Berzerkistan, Merlovich, La xinga, Stellar Colonies, Rohanland, A Slanted Black Stripe, Roliganistan, Schrebia, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Arkantis, Squid Ruinosa, Kilkire, Talitoa, Liberstankonia, Plazland, The United Neo American Union, New Leganes, United China Nation, Headpat Central, Enlil, Ridann, ReeK, Rhealaliit, Kangarawa, BearStackof2015, Modra, Elejamie, Amabilis, FreedomIand, Tassirion, Kaigi, Seri Tai Republic, Luisagna, CheeseBurrito, Riveraland, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Imperial Akatsuki, and 168 others.East Malaysia, Garricus, Chubaka, Acronis, Pasedonia, Yurpa, Osterreich und Ungarn, Sycona, Propwash, Abethia, Cobersis, Austratus Imperium, Socialist Holy American Empire, The Solar Ottomans, Technocratic Tagalog, Dark Edgyness, Hen wlad fy nhadau, Duengons and Dragons, Ripsylvania, Lanagon, Goodnamesarerare, 3 14159265358979323846264, Weezeland, The State of McDonalds, ArenaC, Federated States of Zootron, Monteconstance, Bai Lung, Servants of Gizmo, Slys Paws, Dragonia, CopyCato, God in the world, Morrowine, Under Sea Desert, Wizardonia, Generousity, Yuritoria, Slonful, Moewland, Firenation91, Lilisk, German South-East Africa, The Big Brain Boys, Belora Gyles, The Eternal Land of Jong, Citergue, The Militarius Imperium, The Three States of Fortuna, Soul Stream, Lyontisia, Pagodia, Drunken Seal Islands, JohorRiau, Unger under over, Jyzeria, Aeljae, Arkalarius, Enou, Martonica, Jakubonia, Tuenia, Bysios, Sen Jast, Taurora, VernKhalla, Collective Individualism, North West Sutherland, Syriusz, Lantros, Trimmania, Adioration, Impia Aghte, Rufuina, Debluu, Eagas, Nova Terra Villae, St Guilders Gate, Antserso, Bullpups, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, SecularNorth, NorthLuxeland, Raneve Brusertheatel, Chrootangtonia, Chria Deau, The Almighty Country, Greater New Cassandra, The Jamlandias, Army of Chaos, Calbee, Pureian, Hexyia, Raunch, The Argos Federation, Bakaworld, Constructbegin, North Insomnia, BuciLand, Nossepachina, The United Asian Republics, Kario and Nix, Adolanta, Tuvaltastan, Grossvietnam, Coruh, Quinto Piano, Kazukiyama, Dreamersistan, Blobbo, Staynes, Lostwill, Komiker Mawrysharken, New South Hope, Lurolona, Abtracnt, Khadah, Nurmani, Nuseanesia, Kotawia, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Zang0, Norport, United Dirtpile, Roissyland, Galve, Rage Mage, Tretrid, Mays Austrian Nation, Nigon, Bynzich, Yossito II, Meagharia, The Empire of Rijelv, Dorles, Evrigenis, Tseriesiscoming, Slongs, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Order of the saint Dumas, Sovietsoyuz, Tesseratum, Upper Ellisse, Warren democracy, Arcady-Asclepia, Merkez, Survivoristan, New Mainz, XK-Class, Cameronia Excellentia, Hokolokia, Neue Leipzig, Filipopol, Rythawelerzi, A mean old man, Kyrtizhan, United Altancian, Santa Dystopia, Kagorg Bra Corna, Refuge Isle, Gyp Land, Polenishia, Konouj, HinduRashtr, Vishwa, Zanottilandia, ReReReRepublic, and Eastern Hyront Scassen.

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