by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,412thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,333rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,002nd
The Vector to the Heavens of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
Trapped by Reality, Freed by Imagination
Capt'n Domino
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population6.022 billion

CapitalSaffron City
LeaderCapt'n Domino

CurrencyPiano Keys

The Vector to the Heavens of Lethodus is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Capt'n Domino with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, state-planned economy, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 6.022 billion Daxolotls 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 government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saffron City. The average income tax rate is 35.0%.

The thriving Daxtastic economy, worth 380 trillion Piano Keys 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Gambling, Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Retail. 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 63,202 Piano Keys, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's reputation for treachery has left it sidelined on the international stage, wheelchair-enabled paratroopers need access ramps to get onto planes but not off them, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, and dessert dishes make up the Daxtastic breakfast menu. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Lethodus's national animal is the Orca, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Cilantroism.

Lethodus is ranked 233,886th in the world and 416th in Refugia for Least Corrupt Governments, with 83.2 percentage of bribes refused.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,412thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 3,333rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,002ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 8,332ndMost Primitive: 10,735thMost Influential: 11,304thTop
Largest Black Market: 16,158thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,211thMost Armed: 21,381stLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,743rdMost Patriotic: 24,211thMost Corrupt Governments: 24,312thMost Beautiful Environments: 25,234th
Largest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 13th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 18th in the regionMost Primitive: 20th in the regionMost Patriotic: 21st in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 41st in the region

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