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The Dominion of Lonk

“Look Og, fire. Quick catch it!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Lonk

Population38.531 billion

Currencyshiny rock
Animalpet rock

The Dominion of Lonk is a gargantuan, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 38.531 billion Lonkians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 7.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Lonkian economy, worth a remarkable 3,182 trillion shiny rocks a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 82,602 shiny rocks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, military spending is on the increase, political activists are routinely executed, and punitive tariffs protect local industry. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Lonk's national animal is the pet rock, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lonk is ranked 119,880th in the world and 3,097th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 834.97 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Largest Populations: 74thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 222ndTop
5%
Highest Economic Output: 3,939thMost Stationary: 6,185thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,327thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,931stTop
10%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,415thMost Influential: 11,750thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,833rdLargest Gambling Industry: 13,205thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,998thLargest Black Market: 16,702nd
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1%
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 50th in the regionTop
5%
Highest Economic Output: 108th in the regionMost Influential: 194th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 210th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 213th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 231st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 269th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Gambling Industry: 413th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 470th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 533rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lonk's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Lonk's influence in The Rejected Realms fell from "Page" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Lonk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Lonk was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Lonk was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Lonk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Lonk was struck by a Mk II (Sterilizer) Cure Missile from The Democratic States of Rushkaland, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Lonk was struck by a Mk II (Sterilizer) Cure Missile from The Democratic States of Rushkaland, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Lonk was struck by a Mk II (Sterilizer) Cure Missile from The Democratic States of Rushkaland, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Lonk was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Central provinces, killing 1 million zombies.

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