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The Holy Red Kaleidoscope of Luddinlande

“Build, therefore, your own world.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the South Pacific

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Luddinlande

Population5.539 billion

CapitalGreen Meadows
LeaderMaster Indigo of the High Chorus

Currencyred rose
Animalblue dolphin

The Holy Red Kaleidoscope of Luddinlande is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Master Indigo of the High Chorus with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 5.539 billion Luddineans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Green Meadows. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Luddinean economy, worth 664 trillion red roses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 119,903 red roses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There is a growing belief that mothers love their children more than fathers, multiple polls have christened the newly-formed Filibuster Committee as "the least efficient government bureaucracy", dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, and there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow. Crime is totally unknown. Luddinlande's national animal is the blue dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Luddinlande is ranked 21,841st in the world and 355th in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 664 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 180thMost Influential: 384thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,455thTop
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Best Weather: 1,753rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,784thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,962ndNicest Citizens: 2,016thMost Pacifist: 2,030thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,055thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,208thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,227thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,264thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,366thMost Inclusive: 2,404thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,482ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,788thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,829thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,885thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,313thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,348thSafest: 3,418thMost Cultured: 3,869thMost Developed: 4,166thMost Devout: 5,259thHealthiest Citizens: 6,016thLargest Governments: 6,124thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,759thSmartest Citizens: 7,338thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 7,670thMost Income Equality: 10,623rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,959thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,399thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,483rdMost Stationary: 14,564thNudest: 14,594th
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Most Influential: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 46th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 47th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 48th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 49th in the regionBest Weather: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 62nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 65th in the regionMost Pacifist: 67th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 67th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 71st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 80th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 80th in the regionMost Inclusive: 81st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 91st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 91st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 97th in the regionSafest: 107th in the regionMost Cultured: 112th in the regionMost Devout: 127th in the regionMost Developed: 130th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 138th in the regionLargest Governments: 147th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 176th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 207th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 219th in the regionMost Stationary: 284th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 301st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 303rd in the regionNudest: 342nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 355th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 425th in the regionLargest Populations: 427th in the regionMost Income Equality: 462nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 487th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 555th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 558th in the region

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