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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,332ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,674thMost Devout: 4,213th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
Audax at Fidelis
Emperor Augustus I
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Lanion Mon

Population5.856 billion

CapitalMafille
LeaderEmperor Augustus I
FaithAldanism

CurrencyCredits
AnimalDingo

The Holy Empire of Lanion Mon is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Augustus I with an iron fist, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, public floggings, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.856 billion Lanions 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mafille. The average income tax rate is 52.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Lanion Monian economy, worth a remarkable 1,082 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 184,874 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

The standard prescription for infertility-causing conditions is "go have a baby", lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs, classes are regularly interrupted by drunken children, and the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanion Mon's national animal is the Dingo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Aldanism.

Lanion Mon is ranked 159,692nd in the world and 10th in Exodus for Safest, scoring 41.31 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,332ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,674thMost Devout: 4,213thLargest Black Market: 4,677thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,747thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,298thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,112thHighest Average Incomes: 7,826thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,803rdLargest Gambling Industry: 8,944thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,305thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,859thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,041stTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 10,676thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,855thMost Developed: 12,417thMost Efficient Economies: 12,958thHighest Economic Output: 15,441stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,482ndMost Rebellious Youth: 15,889thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,680thLargest Governments: 16,880thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,644thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,051stMost Advanced Public Education: 19,513thSmartest Citizens: 20,429thMost Cultured: 20,507th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the region

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