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The Federation of Lioniel

“Amicitia, Spes Et Scientia”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population10.602 billion

LeaderAlfonzo D Ferguson


The Federation of Lioniel is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Alfonzo D Ferguson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, national health service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, cynical population of 10.602 billion Lionielians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Catalania. The average income tax rate is 70.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lionielia economy, worth a remarkable 1,615 trillion Patronuses a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 152,377 Patronuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, and funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lioniel's national animal is the Narwhal, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lioniel is ranked 1,551st in the world and 132nd in the South Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 51,899 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Healthiest Citizens: 696thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,119thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,198thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,252ndBest Weather: 1,398thTop
Most Secular: 1,538thMost Influential: 1,551stMost Inclusive: 1,731stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,999thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,020thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,318thMost Cultured: 2,331stNicest Citizens: 2,347thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,836thLowest Crime Rates: 2,846thMost Pacifist: 2,902ndMost Developed: 2,903rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,894thSmartest Citizens: 4,618thMost Stationary: 6,260thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,611thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,055thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,218thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 7,555thHighest Economic Output: 7,833rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,743rdLargest Governments: 9,845thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,092ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,156thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,194thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,240thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,524thHighest Average Incomes: 11,826thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,605thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,311thMost Authoritarian: 13,628th
Healthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 36th in the regionBest Weather: 45th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 58th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 61st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 62nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 63rd in the regionMost Secular: 64th in the regionMost Cultured: 65th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 66th in the regionNicest Citizens: 75th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 79th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 87th in the regionMost Developed: 91st in the regionMost Pacifist: 102nd in the regionMost Stationary: 125th in the regionMost Influential: 132nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 135th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 139th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 151st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 165th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 203rd in the regionLargest Populations: 208th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 212th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 213th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 220th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 236th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 252nd in the regionLargest Governments: 254th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 284th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 299th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 304th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 311th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 326th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 327th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 453rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 475th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lioniel was endorsed by The Empire of Senwasia.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, the skeletons of lost tourists litter the ground of the Great Lionielia Desert.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, cub scouts are being asked to hand in their woggles as the state withdraws funding for scouting.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 137 » Tsunamy, Bear Connors Paradiso, Darakin, Great Scapula, Drugged Monkeys, Curlyhoward, Farengeto, Kringalia, The Two Jerseys, Theorin, Sandaoguo, The United Expanse, Belschaft, Quiescent, Crabius, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Dylar, Japanese Federal Republic, New East Scandinavia, Goose Reich, FreeFishers, Transtemporal Shifts, Ufask, Nothanksbutseriously, The Solar System Scope, Dankstergrad, Luddinlande, Techganet, Abarri, Erinor, Poopisiya, Auphelia, Moreana, Si-topia, Linguiniland, Centristvill, Anachronolandia, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Tsvetania, Silmad, Vincent Field, The naked people, Wyatonians, Aywhyou, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Lotadia, La Ascension, Escevola, and 87 others.Volaworand, Paranoia, North Kanuckistan, Sedunn, Jehenna, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Rhetiaa, Fighting Kawi Ninja, New Briantown, Concrete Slab, Jaxon, Saciu, Great Andora, Catalunya Unida, Nova Montron, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Atomic Garden, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Isokenzar, UnShleepd, Elveka, Silberne Wache, The National Corporation, Mirutania, Spearos, Shengtie, Barabarom, Phanama, Rosamie, Lorora3, Rabbitz, Myr Nyr, Kandorith, South Caleblan, Darbor, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Birdkeeper, Ariankido, North Prarie, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Stoniamera, Jahass, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Academy of Umbrellas, Drystar, The Filippinas, Akindom, Ostanasia, Choodox, Dasko, The Brand New Salvatagard Republic, Nowa Europa, Sesteran, Agalaesia, Churumduul, State of Iowa, USNE2018, P R of China, Viertes deutsches Koalitionsreich, Crystal Creation, Edula, Kerlodia, Los Lonley Boys, Pays de Loire, PenguinPies, Amerion, Wild Space, Great Africans, Higash, Qawe, United Federated States of Omega, Negoshi, Upper Tyrconnel, Friesenheim, The Sk8ing Unicorn, Srevana, BootJack, Aurcania, Kuddles, Imperial Duck, World United, Ketathinamiri Islands, Solega, and Senwasia.

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