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The United Socialist States of Lumito

“We might not help others, but we will help ourselves” Arthur

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Lumito

Population1.85 billion

CapitalPhos
LeaderArthur

Currencylumos
Animalowl

The United Socialist States of Lumito is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Arthur with an iron fist, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, free-roaming dinosaurs, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.85 billion Lumitoans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Phos. The average income tax rate is 73.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Lumitoan economy, worth 98.4 trillion lumos 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 Cheese Exports and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 53,179 lumos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians cheer the nation's surging death rate, protests are legal but strictly supervised, the government violently suppresses separatist movements, and one complaint of Lumito's new periodic table is it's easy to confuse fearlessleaderium with gloriousleaderium. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lumito's national animal is the owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lumito is ranked 104,087th in the world and 3,249th in The North Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 140 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,299thTop
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Most Influential: 3,517thTop
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Most Pacifist: 9,188thMost Income Equality: 9,643rdBest Weather: 12,007thSafest: 12,737thMost Authoritarian: 13,101st
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Most Income Equality: 487th in the regionMost Pacifist: 514th in the regionBest Weather: 666th in the regionSafest: 701st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 725th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 124 » Alunya, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, El Fiji Grande, Territorio di Nessuno, Yaorozu, Omnistria, Great Bights Mum, Steampunk Ariel, Pasargad, Zemnaya Svoboda, Shibutani, Napnomadia, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Notyoutopia, Corfad, Holy Oranz, Siwale, Tappan Hills, Sinelona, Saturns Edge, Novare Res, Sundred, Guslantis, New Pruessen, Frances Francis the First of France, Acrabinnia, Sil Dorsett, Ibiscaton, Buckerino, Black Templares, Trillius, PlanetPunk, Ethnon, Sunto, North Bratislava, Sheldanada, Maott, Steraz, Federation Terra Australis, Marijuana Haven, Spartoptia, Jasminlandia, Ninjak30, Dreadton, New Bremerton, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Q w e r t y, and 74 others.Pallaith, Joodey, Guer Aike, Ostrinios, Torakuen, Selfgradatude, Egalico, United Draconia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Shadowrik, The United States of Romania, Wineclaw, The Pantheons, Misuvelia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Plangainer, General COE, Unimaginable Doom, Ejhsa, Unsophisticate, Kasazzastan, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valhalla123, Apetopia, Lomjia, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, Aratani, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Moubarakistan, Niradans, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Amauri, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Votak Matim, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, Rynion, Analomink, North Altatude, The Black Cathedral, Elder Realms, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Justanistan, Loli County, Eriadni, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Loutsland, Makersaulache, Kobagia, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Xzavia-Hjar, Bearical, Aerilia, Sockmanland, Utopicican, Rkainjel, Great Javadwipa, Vincone Cae, Nation of stars, Runeda, Alsace and Lorraine United, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Cuyan, The Tampa Bay Rays, and Lindsaystan.

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