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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,467th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,751st Most Influential: 3,498th
The AI Peoples of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
I have a message, humans.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Below Average

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East Lodge

Population1.23 billion

CapitalNorthern Colony
LeaderQueen Aura
FaithAuphelism

CurrencyDiamond Zalrecs
AnimalSpace Lizard

The AI Peoples of East Lodge is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Aura with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.23 billion East Lodgeans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Northern Colony. The average income tax rate is 27.0%.

The all-consuming East Lodgean economy, worth 146 trillion Diamond Zalrecs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 119,027 Diamond Zalrecs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

The Father of the House has been in office just shy of a fortnight, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts, the ban on cars has been repealed, and construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Lodge's national animal is the Space Lizard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Auphelism.

East Lodge is ranked 9,984th in the world and 372nd in the South Pacific for Most Inclusive, scoring 176.27 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,467thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,751stMost Influential: 3,498thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,195thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,945thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 9,188thMost Inclusive: 9,984thMost Average: 11,392ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,581stMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,249thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,103rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,167thMost Cultured: 15,477thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,553rdMost Corrupt Governments: 17,287th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 67th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 88th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 141st in the regionMost Average: 159th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 185th in the regionLargest Black Market: 219th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 240th in the regionMost Influential: 342nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 348th in the regionMost Inclusive: 372nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 374th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 384th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 420th in the regionMost Cultured: 445th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 484th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 498th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 571st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 613th in the regionMost Developed: 618th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 666th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 700th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 707th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 758th in the region

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