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The Republic of Loustania

“La Liberté ou la Mort!”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Instigator

Location: CISB

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Loustania

Population8.065 billion

CapitalCharlynople
LeaderConsul Jean Prouvaire

CurrencyFranc
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Republic of Loustania is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Consul Jean Prouvaire with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, sprawling nuclear power plants, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 8.065 billion Loustanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Charlynople. The average income tax rate is 52.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Loustanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,863 trillion Francs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 231,084 Francs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Loustania has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, sentient AIs face their watery graves with a fixed smile, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism, and even religious militants can be swayed by the power of #love. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Loustania's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Loustania is ranked 4,240th in the world and 4th in CISB for Highest Average Incomes, with 231,084.45 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 880thHighest Crime Rates: 1,331stHighest Drug Use: 1,357thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,378thFattest Citizens: 1,777thTop
5%
Most Armed: 2,267thRudest Citizens: 2,385thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,593rdLargest Black Market: 3,191stMost Efficient Economies: 3,632ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,855thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,035thHighest Average Incomes: 4,240thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,413thMost Avoided: 4,851stMost Influential: 4,988thLargest Retail Industry: 5,154thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,297thMost Inclusive: 5,563rdSmartest Citizens: 5,709thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,883rdLargest Mining Sector: 5,994thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,044thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,345thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,773rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,490thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,778thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,938thMost Cultured: 8,077thHighest Economic Output: 8,080thNudest: 8,535thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,928thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,181stTop
10%
Most Advanced Public Education: 11,094thLargest Governments: 12,659thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,243rdMost Secular: 17,499thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,552ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,013thLargest Gambling Industry: 20,137th
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5%
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionTop
10%
Highest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Loustania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Loustania lodged a message on the CISB Regional Message Board.
  • : Loustania's influence in CISB fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
  • : Loustania lodged a message on the CISB Regional Message Board.
  • : Loustania lodged a message on the CISB Regional Message Board.
  • : Loustania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Loustania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Loustania was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Loustania lodged a message on the CISB Regional Message Board.
  • : Loustania lodged a message on the CISB Regional Message Board.

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