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The Federation of Lioniel

“Amicitia, Spes Et Scientia”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific



Population12.574 billion

LeaderAlfonzo D Ferguson


The Federation of Lioniel is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alfonzo D Ferguson with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 12.574 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Catalania. The average income tax rate is 67.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lionielia economy, worth a remarkable 1,970 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 reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 156,679 Patronuses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The moon's craters are more numerous every day, citizens are now allowed to discuss whether Alfonzo D Ferguson is the greatest ruler ever or simply the greatest ruler of this generation, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, and an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 1,021st in the world and 43rd in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 10,931.7 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Healthiest Citizens: 590thLargest Publishing Industry: 853rdLongest Average Lifespans: 877thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,021stBest Weather: 1,222ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,273rdMost Influential: 1,588thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,682ndMost Cultured: 1,765thMost Inclusive: 1,800thMost Secular: 1,857thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,996thNicest Citizens: 2,017thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,435thMost Developed: 2,513thMost Pacifist: 2,557thLowest Crime Rates: 2,689thSmartest Citizens: 3,690thMost Stationary: 5,704thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,067thHighest Economic Output: 7,515thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,428thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,663rdTop
Largest Governments: 11,087thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,201stHighest Average Incomes: 12,022ndMost Efficient Economies: 12,057thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,316thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,485thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,945thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,054thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,485thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,755thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,716thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,382ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,917thLargest Populations: 19,007thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,330th
Largest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Cultured: 45th in the regionBest Weather: 46th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 57th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 57th in the regionMost Inclusive: 59th in the regionNicest Citizens: 68th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 72nd in the regionMost Secular: 75th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 82nd in the regionTop
Most Developed: 86th in the regionMost Pacifist: 93rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 115th in the regionMost Stationary: 117th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 143rd in the regionMost Influential: 168th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 205th in the regionLargest Populations: 208th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 218th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 232nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 246th in the regionLargest Governments: 291st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 299th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 315th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 335th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 346th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 366th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 377th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 383rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 402nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 421st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 461st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 485th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 530th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 554th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 638th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 727th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lioniel was endorsed by The Empire of Djalia.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.
  • : Lioniel endorsed The Republic of Catillos.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, citizens are now allowed to discuss whether Alfonzo D Ferguson is the greatest ruler ever or simply the greatest ruler of this generation.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, the moon's craters are more numerous every day.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Lioniel, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Lioniel was endorsed by The Republic of Catillos.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 162 » Tsunamy, Bear Connors Paradiso, Darakin, Great Scapula, Drugged Monkeys, Curlyhoward, Farengeto, Kringalia, The Two Jerseys, Theorin, Sandaoguo, The United Expanse, Belschaft, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Japanese Federal Republic, New East Scandinavia, FreeFishers, Transtemporal Shifts, The Solar System Scope, Dankstergrad, Luddinlande, Techganet, Abarri, Erinor, Poopisiya, Auphelia, Moreana, Si-topia, Linguiniland, Centristvill, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Tsvetania, Silmad, Vincent Field, The naked people, Aywhyou, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Escevola, Volaworand, North Kanuckistan, Sedunn, Jehenna, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Fighting Kawi Ninja, New Briantown, Saciu, Great Andora, Nova Montron, and 112 others.Aumeltopia, Beepee, Isokenzar, Silberne Wache, Barabarom, Phanama, Qvait, Stoniamera, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Drystar, The Filippinas, Dasko, The Brand New Salvatagard Republic, Nowa Europa, Sesteran, USNE2018, Crystal Creation, Los Lonley Boys, PenguinPies, Amerion, Aurcania, Imperial Duck, Mapico, Empa Aserium, Noveos, The Tecorogan Federation, Direwolf1, Qawe, Tilipria, Astraee, Jaxon, Yeldarbsland, Madreia, Cohors Stercore, Lambdaland, Bleakfoot, Serendiva, Nueva Alta California, Isles of Creckero, Terran Draconia, Hutington, Bawkie, Tepertopia, Iym Winterless, Rabbitz, Tarnik, Gliasco, Ebonhand, Steampunk Engineers, West Pastafaria, Holy Free, Anserisa, Eskvenn, Utondara, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Sau Man Frescher, Charloa, Ralphburg, Ashvakka, South Caleblan, Melicorium, ChickenDome, Tridem, Kervanosia, Sophiana, Eggraria, The Worst army of, Merevane, Virmena, Baltenlands, Marinho Islands, Dis7Nation, Necosia, Starsight, Nova Kobol, Shefino, Compli, NganXuan, Royaltica, Kandorith, Matak Tribes, Laamiva, Corgitopiaa, Peoples National Patronage, Gnofnordclancedenilland, Efferalt, Gardenia Azul, Rhetiaa, Aschenburg, Trepsit, Markla, United States of Vietnam, Purple Hyacinth, Briteannia, United Crumburrtha Federation, Idiono, Ovkianos, Myness, Kedjens, Midand, Concrete Slab, The Plebeian States, The Imperial Frost Federation, White Bananistan, Gonrati, West Fallows, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, B H A R A T, Catillos, and Djalia.

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