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The Armed Republic of Lingu

“We See All” Mirko

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Lingu

Population2.272 billion

LeaderMirko

Currencyhound
Animalbloodhound

The Armed Republic of Lingu is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Mirko with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.272 billion 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 79.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Linguan economy, worth 484 trillion hounds a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 213,195 hounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Children often kick bloodhounds for amusement, citizens are arrested for naturally producing proteins, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market, and it takes a village to catch a criminal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very 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 98,776th in the world and 1,281st in The East Pacific for Largest Populations, with 2.27 billion Capita.

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1%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 915thMost Influential: 1,239thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,402ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,015thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,556thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,909thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,609thMost Secular: 3,659thLargest Retail Industry: 3,785thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,988thLargest Black Market: 5,200thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,437thHighest Average Incomes: 5,618thMost Avoided: 5,912thLargest Mining Sector: 5,959thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,651stLowest Crime Rates: 6,856thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,218thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,587thLargest Governments: 11,239thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 12,611thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,009thMost Conservative: 13,054thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,188thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,399thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,163rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,151stMost Authoritarian: 19,561stSmartest Citizens: 19,597thMost Developed: 23,725th
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Most Influential: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 53rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 58th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 80th in the regionTop
5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 102nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 107th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 109th in the regionMost Secular: 111th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 125th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 158th in the regionMost Avoided: 164th in the regionLargest Black Market: 180th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 186th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 186th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 199th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 279th in the regionLargest Governments: 313th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 315th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 371st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 392nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 446th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 491st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 536th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 559th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 576th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 582nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 618th in the regionMost Conservative: 638th in the regionMost Developed: 728th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 203 » Todd McCloud, Dragons Blood, VW53Aland, Rainbow Vests, H-Zhena, Brotherland, Zukchiva, Asendavia, CANZUK 1, Azureano, Axdel, Wiranath, Republic of Berzerkistan, Merlovich, La xinga, A Slanted Black Stripe, Roliganistan, Squid Ruinosa, Kilkire, Talitoa, Plazland, New Leganes, United China Nation, Headpat Central, Enlil, Ridann, ReeK, Rhealaliit, Kangarawa, BearStackof2015, Elejamie, FreedomIand, Tassirion, Kaigi, Seri Tai Republic, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Imperial Akatsuki, East Malaysia, Pasedonia, Propwash, Socialist Holy American Empire, The solar ottomans, Ripsylvania, Lanagon, Goodnamesarerare, 3 14159265358979323846264, Federated States of Zootron, Monteconstance, Bai Lung, Servants of Gizmo, and 153 others.Slys Paws, Dragonia, CopyCato, Generousity, Yuritoria, Slonful, Moewland, Firenation91, German South-East Africa, The Militarius Imperium, The Three States of Fortuna, Lyontisia, Drunken Seal Islands, Unger under over, Aeljae, Arkalarius, Enou, Sen Jast, Taurora, Collective Individualism, North West Sutherland, Lantros, Trimmania, Adioration, Impia Aghte, Bullpups, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Raneve Brusertheatel, Chria Deau, The Almighty Country, Greater New Cassandra, Hexyia, Bakaworld, North Insomnia, BuciLand, The United Asian Republics, Grossvietnam, Dreamersistan, Staynes, Komiker Mawrysharken, Lurolona, Abtracnt, Khadah, Nurmani, Zang0, Roissyland, Tretrid, Meagharia, The Empire of Rijelv, Dorles, Slongs, Upper Ellisse, Merkez, Survivoristan, Cameronia Excellentia, Hokolokia, A mean old man, Kyrtizhan, Santa Dystopia, Kagorg Bra Corna, HinduRashtr, ReReReRepublic, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, ArenaC, Alttaea, Layngderfleethe, Albrook, Adavan, Arouran, Coruh, Gunov, Karatol-Advenra, Centrical Union, CheeseBurrito, Bundes Republic Deutschland, Washingtonian Order, Concentus, Debluu, Chols Worithopia, Edmontia, Cyrillic Peoples, Modra, Dravida India, Biggstonia, Airrajul, Oofery, Tawuse, Granskau, Acronis, Nevertopia, Wallenburg, Bharatewa, Arunika, Busto arsizio2, Danelaw Scandinavia, Clarence-Voslage, Beausylvana, From New World, Euricanis, Fontesia, Dannemarie, Zeiberland, Empire of Dabiristan, Republic of New India, Cisdaniria, Lorrana, North Bernia, Eastern Alksearia, Argentianworkslasia, Federation Of Columbian Republics, Jove Mahmo, Biingus, Distro-Spartica, Fuflix workers union, Cellar Doors, Cafe Hell, The Kulaata Islands, Solek, Wakeopolis, Technocratic Tagalog, Spiruvania, Pirnovo, Dermsie area, New Era states, Blobon, Daravon, Arasakami, Colyn, Fazao, Awestre Gorend, Adolanta, Arcarum, Al-Haqqar, Blobbo, Eagle Crest, Constervatania, Capitalist Golborne, Catlovenia, Abacas, Aer Sal, Nythi, Cacnesia, Dahom, Developing World, Crucifer, Tierra Fuego, Maricentria, Aquyia, Northern Celavon, Preat, Deber, and Mashedpotatoland.

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