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The Country of Longsword01

“Protect and support each other” Captain Laskey

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Enadia

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Longsword01

Population5.972 billion

CapitalInfinity
LeaderCaptain Laskey
FaithChristianity

CurrencyFruits and vegetables
AnimalRancor

The Country of Longsword01 is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Captain Laskey with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.972 billion Swords are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Environment, Law & Order, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Infinity. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Longsword01ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,560 trillion Fruits and vegetableses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 261,325 Fruits and vegetableses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight, Harry Potter books are banned, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A Captain Laskey For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of Captain Laskey's supporters, and genetic screening weeds out citizens whose legs don't bend easily at the knee. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Longsword01's national animal is the Rancor, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Longsword01 is ranked 203,311th in the world and 392nd in Enadia for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -22.7 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Primitive: 119thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 131stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 144thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 165thMost Ignorant Citizens: 248thMost Devout: 256thBest Weather: 524thMost Beautiful Environments: 665thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 805thMost Influential: 805thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,226thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,257thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,262ndLargest Black Market: 1,263rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,608thLargest Governments: 1,766thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,006thTop
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Most Armed: 2,120thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,280thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,549thLowest Crime Rates: 2,593rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,811thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,903rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,012thMost Cultured: 4,768thMost Efficient Economies: 5,755thMost Authoritarian: 7,382ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,542ndHighest Economic Output: 10,109thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,148thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,238thMost Conservative: 19,331st
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 22nd in the regionMost Conservative: 30th in the regionLargest Populations: 31st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 34th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 37th in the region

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