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Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th
The Letterman Commie Paradise of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
DESTROYER OF DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM, HUMAN RIGHTS, PEACE!!!
DEAREST LEADER Menta Lee-IL
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder / GLORIOUS ETERNAL DEAREST LEADER
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Menta Lee-IL

Population28.648 billion

CapitalDEAREST LEADER ETERNAL UNIVERSAL CAPITAL
LeaderDEAREST LEADER Menta Lee-IL
FaithALL OBJECTS ADORE DEAREST LEADER

Currencypfft DEAREST LEADER OWNS ALL
Animalwow ALL ANIMALS LOVE DEAREST LEADER

The Letterman Commie Paradise of Menta Lee-IL is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by DEAREST LEADER Menta Lee-IL with an iron fist, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, avowedly heterosexual populace, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 28.648 billion DEAREST LEADER'S eternal slaves 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of DEAREST LEADER ETERNAL UNIVERSAL CAPITAL. The income tax rate is 100%.

The strong Menta Lee-ILian economy, worth an astonishing 17,059 trillion pfft DEAREST LEADER OWNS ALLS 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 a breathtaking 595,484 pfft DEAREST LEADER OWNS ALLS, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,905,675 per year while the poor average 35,551, a ratio of 109 to 1.

Books are considered luxuries only available to the incredibly wealthy, when shaking hands with foreign leaders DEAREST LEADER Menta Lee-IL wears an armoured gauntlet, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police, and colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Menta Lee-IL's national animal is the wow ALL ANIMALS LOVE DEAREST LEADER, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is ALL OBJECTS ADORE DEAREST LEADER.

Menta Lee-IL is ranked 169,215th in the world and 97th in Psychotic Dictatorships for Most Pacifist, with 0.93 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 2ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16thFattest Citizens: 18thLowest Crime Rates: 18thLargest Black Market: 21stLargest Governments: 29thLargest Mining Sector: 39thHighest Average Tax Rates: 40thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 41stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 63rdMost Avoided: 68thMost Subsidized Industry: 79thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 94thHighest Economic Output: 97thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 99thHighest Average Incomes: 125thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 142ndMost Primitive: 291stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 361stMost Stationary: 376thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 388thRudest Citizens: 821stMost Conservative: 1,069thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,099thMost Secular: 2,795thNudest: 3,222ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,692ndMost Influential: 5,360thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 15,162ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,603rd
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Conservative: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police.
  • : Menta Lee-IL was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Menta Lee-IL rejected a request from Organization of Allied Nations for an embassy with Psychotic Dictatorships.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, when shaking hands with foreign leaders DEAREST LEADER Menta Lee-IL wears an armoured gauntlet.
  • : Menta Lee-IL's influence in Psychotic Dictatorships fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Menta Lee-IL banned The Dictatorship of Contented Souls from Psychotic Dictatorships.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, books are considered luxuries only available to the incredibly wealthy.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went.
  • : Following new legislation in Menta Lee-IL, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'.

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