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The Kingdom of Ludania

“But I have my Homeland”

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

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: The Confederacy of Free Nations

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Ludania

Population17.845 billion

CapitalGlanbrenin
LeaderKing Geraint IV
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyCoron
AnimalDragon

The Kingdom of Ludania is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by King Geraint IV with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 17.845 billion Ludanians 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, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Glanbrenin. The average income tax rate is 43.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ludanian economy, worth a remarkable 5,850 trillion Corons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 327,870 Corons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

A degree of self-hatred is vital for a future in politics, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across Ludania, and retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ludania's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Ludania is ranked 10,465th in the world and 7th in The Confederacy of Free Nations for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,334.41 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,025thSmartest Citizens: 1,109thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,189thHighest Economic Output: 1,356thHighest Average Incomes: 1,459thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,499thMost Cultured: 1,713thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,803rdLargest Black Market: 1,912thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,948thMost Efficient Economies: 1,959thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,974thMost Developed: 1,980thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,046thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,056thTop
5%
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,355thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,725thMost Secular: 2,740thMost Influential: 2,747thLowest Crime Rates: 2,804thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,598thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,693rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,404thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,666thLargest Retail Industry: 4,699thRudest Citizens: 4,945thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,229thLargest Governments: 5,641stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,953rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,170thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,958thMost Inclusive: 8,176thLargest Populations: 8,420thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,456thTop
10%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,465thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,790thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,922ndMost Stationary: 12,117thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,709thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,575thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,828thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,541stHighest Drug Use: 18,912th
Top
5%
Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Smartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ludania voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Wallenburg".
  • : Ludania voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Ludania, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Following new legislation in Ludania, space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across Ludania.
  • : Ludania was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations and Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ludania, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
  • : Ludania voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".
  • : Ludania lodged a message on the The Confederacy of Free Nations Regional Message Board.
  • : Ludania voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Ludania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » The Royal Republic of Kumania, Penguania and Antarctica, Lex Caledonia, Flynnvakia, and Mercunova.

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