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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,022ndMost Influential: 22,702ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 22,958th
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Population199 million

AnimalBlack Antelope

The Empire of Lundwurst is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its state-planned economy and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 199 million Lundwurders hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Spirituality, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 20.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Lundwurstian economy, worth 8.66 trillion Reichercoins 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, and Pizza Delivery. 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 43,535 Reichercoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

A degree in Leader Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers, older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road, cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors, and there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Lundwurst's national animal is the Black Antelope, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lundwurst is ranked 103,454th in the world and 4,778th in The East Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.37 percentage of bribes refused.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,022ndTop
Most Influential: 22,702ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 22,958thMost Primitive: 23,121st
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 229th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 897th in the regionMost Primitive: 929th in the regionMost Armed: 941st in the region

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