by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,833rd Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,346th Most Influential: 4,643rd
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
True advancement is technological and economic.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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East Lodge

Population441 million

CapitalNorth Colony

CurrencyAbydosian Ruby
AnimalAbydosian Lizard

The Empire of East Lodge is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 441 million East Lodgeans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Colony. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 38.1%.

The thriving East Lodgean economy, worth 38.0 trillion Abydosian Rubies a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 86,257 Abydosian Rubies, with the richest citizens earning 7.1 times as much as the poorest.

Phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place, and East Lodgean husbands are dead good at fathering kids. 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 Abydosian Lizard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

East Lodge is ranked 129,154th in the world and 5,899th in the South Pacific for Safest, scoring 45.7 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,833rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,346thMost Influential: 4,643rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,699thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,461stMost Corrupt Governments: 16,569th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 67th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 169th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 243rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 293rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 363rd in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 383rd in the regionMost Influential: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 551st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 616th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 671st in the region

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