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The Borderlands of Lost And Found

“We were lost, but now we are found.” Godfather

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific


Lost And Found

Population2.7 billion

CapitalGreat City


The Borderlands of Lost And Found is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Godfather with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, zero percent divorce rate, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.7 billion LAFians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Great City. The average income tax rate is 38.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Lost And Foundian economy, worth 726 trillion riksdalers 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 268,890 riksdalers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

There's a bright dawn ahead for Lost And Found, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Lost And Found, catcalling has been replaced by slut-shaming, and society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lost And Found's national animal is the tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lost And Found is ranked 166,581st in the world and 6,743rd in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 2.54 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 516thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 575thMost Corrupt Governments: 706thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 708thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 767thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,047thLargest Mining Sector: 1,191stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,379thMost Avoided: 1,549thTop
Most Influential: 1,789thMost Secular: 2,004thLargest Black Market: 2,081stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,224thHighest Average Incomes: 2,332ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,362ndFattest Citizens: 2,372ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,376thMost Conservative: 2,498thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,638thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,712thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,775thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,613thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,394thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,426thLowest Crime Rates: 5,779thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,779thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,976thRudest Citizens: 7,338thTop
Most Authoritarian: 9,735thLargest Retail Industry: 10,545thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,058thLargest Governments: 11,603rdMost Efficient Economies: 13,396thSmartest Citizens: 16,823rd
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 19th in the regionMost Avoided: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 37th in the regionFattest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 43rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 48th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 51st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 52nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 66th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 70th in the regionMost Secular: 74th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 109th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 129th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 141st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 158th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 167th in the regionMost Conservative: 175th in the regionMost Influential: 178th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 199th in the regionRudest Citizens: 200th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 272nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 278th in the regionLargest Governments: 298th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 326th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 337th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 341st in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 476th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 523rd in the regionMost Stationary: 581st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 589th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lost And Found was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Rudest Citizens and the Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Lost And Found was endorsed by The Republic of Caladh.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, catcalling has been replaced by slut-shaming.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Lost And Found.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, there's a bright dawn ahead for Lost And Found.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, the nation has declared war on all passing comets.
  • : Lost And Found endorsed The Community of Des Nak Neers.
  • : Lost And Found was endorsed by The Community of Des Nak Neers.
  • : Following new legislation in Lost And Found, children playing with walkie-talkies are told to 'get a job'.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 113 » Aidenfieeld, Vincent Field, The Solar System Scope, Si-topia, Erinor, Quiescent, Ridehale, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Sandaoguo, Jehenna, Techganet, Lotadia, Tsvetania, Hanguk-Nippon, Kringalia, The naked people, Wyatonians, Darakin, Linguiniland, Farengeto, Rebel-topia, Lambdaland, Escevola, Luddinlande, Aywhyou, La Ascension, Poopisiya, Volaworand, Paranoia, Tsunamy, Sedunn, Curlyhoward, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Moreana, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Concrete Slab, Drugged Monkeys, New Briantown, Jaxon, Avalonica, Utondara, Yellunstryer, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Silberne Wache, Camante, The National Corporation, Isokenzar, Barabarom, Towi Lamia, and 63 others.Anachronolandia, Saciu, Cuuldere, Ariankido, Rabbitz, Kandorith, Xandev, Auphelia, USNE2018, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Birdkeeper, Nankyoku Tairiku, Akindom, North Prarie, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, The Filippinas, Academy of Umbrellas, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Ostanasia, Republic Clovakh, Dasko, Pays de Loire, Nowa Europa, Agalaesia, Churumduul, New Juan Carlos Land, German Hapsburg, North Erfton, Nixtodea, Amerion, Crystal Creation, Wild Space, Negoshi, Great Africans, Lakalvesoman, Upper Tyrconnel, Phanama, PenguinPies, Jennaterra, Aurcania, Drystar, Ketathinamiri Islands, Yeldarbsland, Bomamani, Spearos, Higash, Sodor and Mann, Imperial Duck, Skeldonya, Marinho Islands, Mapico, Empa Aserium, Gecetesse, World United, Breadstick Olympics, Noveos, Benstralis, Romanus Terrae, Samogitija, Des Nak Neers, and Caladh.

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