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The Holy Red Kaleidoscope of Luddinlande

“Build, therefore, your own world.”

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

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Luddinlande

Population7.929 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 notable for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory vegetarianism, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 7.929 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — 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 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Luddinean economy, worth a remarkable 1,101 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 extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 138,859 red roses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools, frat-house partying has become the national pastime, cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them, and the well-to-do in the South Pacific are never on time for important appointments. Crime is totally unknown. Luddinlande's national animal is the blue dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Luddinlande is ranked 533rd in the world and 47th in the South Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 129,862 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 384thMost Influential: 533rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,052ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,061stMost Pacifist: 1,093rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,148thBest Weather: 1,166thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,238thNicest Citizens: 1,355thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,371stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,392ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,425thMost Inclusive: 1,481stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,823rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,832ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,959thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,133rdTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,302ndSafest: 2,646thMost Cultured: 2,721stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,835thMost Developed: 3,353rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,441stLargest Governments: 3,864thHealthiest Citizens: 4,618thSmartest Citizens: 5,365thMost Devout: 5,832ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,215thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,424thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,481stLowest Crime Rates: 7,069thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,585thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,005thMost Stationary: 12,056thMost Efficient Economies: 13,238thHighest Economic Output: 15,457thHighest Average Incomes: 16,299thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,301stMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,594thMost Income Equality: 17,343rd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 23rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 32nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 38th in the regionBest Weather: 43rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 45th in the regionNicest Citizens: 46th in the regionMost Influential: 47th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 54th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 56th in the regionMost Inclusive: 56th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 59th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 66th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 68th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 69th in the regionMost Cultured: 73rd in the regionSafest: 83rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 83rd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 104th in the regionMost Developed: 109th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 148th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 152nd in the regionMost Devout: 161st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 162nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 186th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 205th in the regionMost Stationary: 216th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 225th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 282nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 325th in the regionLargest Populations: 364th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 374th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 378th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 454th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 455th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 459th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 492nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 791st in the region

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