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The Letterman Commie Paradise of Menta Lee-IL

“DESTROYER OF DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM, HUMAN RIGHTS, PEACE!!!” DEAREST LEADER Menta Lee-IL

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Psychotic Dictatorships

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Menta Lee-IL

Population30.071 billion

CapitalDEAREST LEADER ETERNAL UNIVERSAL CAPITAL
LeaderDEAREST LEADER Menta Lee-IL
FaithALL OBJECTS ADORE DEAREST LEADER

Currencypfft DEAREST LEADER OWNS ALL
Animalwow ALL ANIMALS LOVE DEAREST LEADER

The Letterman Commie Paradise of Menta Lee-IL is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by DEAREST LEADER Menta Lee-IL with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, ban on automobiles, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 30.071 billion DEAREST LEADER'S eternal slaves are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of DEAREST LEADER ETERNAL UNIVERSAL CAPITAL. The income tax rate is 100%.

The strong Menta Lee-ILian economy, worth an astonishing 18,798 trillion pfft DEAREST LEADER OWNS ALLS 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 a breathtaking 625,151 pfft DEAREST LEADER OWNS ALLS, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,013,685 per year while the poor average 39,603, a ratio of 101 to 1.

War criminals are given full state funerals, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Menta Lee-ILian Liberator", government statistics suggest 115% of the population love DEAREST LEADER Menta Lee-IL, and military pistols are more secure than the national treasury. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Menta Lee-IL's national animal is the wow ALL ANIMALS LOVE DEAREST LEADER, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is ALL OBJECTS ADORE DEAREST LEADER.

Menta Lee-IL is ranked 162,941st in the world and 60th in Psychotic Dictatorships for Most Pro-Market, scoring -41.22 on the Rand Index.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 2ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7thMost Ignorant Citizens: 17thFattest Citizens: 17thLargest Black Market: 17thLowest Crime Rates: 20thLargest Governments: 26thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 30thLargest Mining Sector: 37thHighest Average Tax Rates: 39thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 49thMost Avoided: 58thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 86thHighest Economic Output: 92ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 94thHighest Average Incomes: 117thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 117thMost Subsidized Industry: 117thMost Primitive: 236thMost Stationary: 356thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 381stMost Valuable International Artwork: 416thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 504thRudest Citizens: 663rdLargest Populations: 2,029thTop
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Nudest: 4,100thMost Conservative: 4,625thMost Influential: 6,341stTop
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Most Secular: 10,833rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,874thMost Authoritarian: 19,576thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,984th
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 7th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Menta Lee-IL removed The Democratic Federation of Neuferia from the regional ban list in Psychotic Dictatorships.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, military pistols are more secure than the national treasury.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, government statistics suggest 115% of the population love DEAREST LEADER Menta Lee-IL.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Menta Lee-ILian Liberator".
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun.
  • : Menta Lee-IL banned The Community of Multiversal Advancement from Psychotic Dictatorships.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, art criticism in Menta Lee-IL is scathingly destructive.

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