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The Nomadic Peoples of Ludewa

“Ukimwiga tembo kunya utapasuka mkundu.”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The East Pacific



Population31.965 billion



The Nomadic Peoples of Ludewa is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by bob with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, unlimited-speed roads, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 31.965 billion Ludewans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The relatively small, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Education, with Administration, Environment, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of bob. The average income tax rate is 1.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ludewan economy, worth an astonishing 14,147 trillion thoughts 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 442,583 thoughts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Devotion to God is only skin-deep, police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ludewa's national animal is the animalcule, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Ludewa is ranked 20th in the world and 2nd in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 99.45 Atheism Rate.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 4thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10thSmartest Citizens: 14thMost Secular: 20thMost Cultured: 116thLargest Publishing Industry: 116thLeast Corrupt Governments: 126thMost Inclusive: 135thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 138thHighest Crime Rates: 158thHighest Poor Incomes: 163rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 186thHighest Economic Output: 206thMost Rebellious Youth: 259thMost Armed: 294thHighest Average Incomes: 518thMost Stationary: 615thMost Beautiful Environments: 672ndLargest Black Market: 721stRudest Citizens: 768thMost Valuable International Artwork: 853rdHealthiest Citizens: 878thMost Advanced Public Education: 884thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,024thMost Efficient Economies: 1,151stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,183rdMost Developed: 1,585thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,644thLargest Governments: 1,725thLargest Populations: 1,935thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,093rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,134thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,153rdTop
Most Pacifist: 4,431stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,340thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,468thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,035thLargest Retail Industry: 6,731stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,175thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,217thMost Influential: 12,074th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionRudest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 44th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 46th in the regionMost Developed: 56th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 72nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 73rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 74th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 137th in the regionMost Pacifist: 141st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 142nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 182nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 195th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 283rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 283rd in the regionTop
Nudest: 505th in the regionMost Influential: 636th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ludewa, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Ludewa, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Ludewa, police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races.
  • : Following new legislation in Ludewa, devotion to God is only skin-deep.
  • : Following new legislation in Ludewa, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Ludewa, in distant lands the nation is known as a lovely place that was even better in the good old days.
  • : Following new legislation in Ludewa, decongestants have replaced thoughts in street transactions.
  • : Following new legislation in Ludewa, the doctor has cold hands.
  • : Following new legislation in Ludewa, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress.
  • : Following new legislation in Ludewa, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.


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