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The Empire of Pre Lactose

“Cereal forever”

Category: Tyranny by Majority
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Weak
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The Order of the Grey Wardens

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Pre Lactose

Population150 million

Currencylira
AnimalCow

The Empire of Pre Lactose is a very large, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, digital currency, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 150 million Pre Lactoseans enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 66.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Pre Lactosean economy, worth 3.76 trillion lire a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 25,042 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity, citizens spend millions on microtransactions to feed virtual orphans while actual orphans starve overseas, the nation's arms dealers guarantee discretion and untraceable transactions, and the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pre Lactose's national animal is the Cow.

Pre Lactose is ranked 150,897th in the world and 206th in The Order of the Grey Wardens for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -27.42 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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10%
Most Income Equality: 15th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pre Lactose, the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Pre Lactose, the nation's arms dealers guarantee discretion and untraceable transactions.
  • : Following new legislation in Pre Lactose, citizens spend millions on microtransactions to feed virtual orphans while actual orphans starve overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Pre Lactose, every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity.
  • : Following new legislation in Pre Lactose, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Pre Lactose, the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics.
  • : Pre Lactose was reclassified from "Authoritarian Democracy" to "Tyranny by Majority".
  • : Following new legislation in Pre Lactose, conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue.
  • : Following new legislation in Pre Lactose, summer science camps are regularly raided by narcotics police.
  • : Following new legislation in Pre Lactose, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment.

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