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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 58thMost Influential: 172ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,566th
The Allied States of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Alliance Forever, For Strength and Security
Father Lionel Atrox
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Iron Lions

Population7.345 billion

CapitalFather Lion's Hall
LeaderFather Lionel Atrox

CurrencyLionisian Crown
AnimalLion

The Allied States of The Iron Lions is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Father Lionel Atrox with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 7.345 billion Iron Lions are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Father Lion's Hall. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Iron Lionisian economy, worth a remarkable 1,115 trillion Lionisian Crowns a year, is highly specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 151,849 Lionisian Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters, people who have never eaten chicken are told it tastes a bit like crocodile, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government, and citizens compete to guess the time between the royal lady's contractions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Iron Lions's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Iron Lions is ranked 219,549th in the world and 9,960th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -664.54 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 58thMost Influential: 172ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,566thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,786thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,883rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,944thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,016thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,303rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,319thMost Developed: 2,539thLowest Crime Rates: 2,675thHealthiest Citizens: 2,701stMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,913thLargest Governments: 2,936thMost Cultured: 3,221stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,366thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,725thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,743rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,801stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,950thBest Weather: 5,054thSmartest Citizens: 5,162ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,184thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,320thMost Secular: 7,798thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 11,771stHighest Average Incomes: 13,144thMost Stationary: 13,963rdHighest Economic Output: 15,256thMost Inclusive: 15,440thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,304thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,958thMost Income Equality: 18,686thSafest: 18,756th
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Most Influential: 40th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 50th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 84th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 86th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 94th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 108th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 136th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 138th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 145th in the regionLargest Governments: 150th in the regionMost Developed: 150th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 155th in the regionMost Cultured: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 171st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 174th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 212th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 213th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 214th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 232nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 291st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 292nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 293rd in the regionBest Weather: 301st in the regionMost Stationary: 317th in the regionMost Secular: 417th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 484th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 508th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 625th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 625th in the regionLargest Populations: 723rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 921st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 951st in the regionMost Income Equality: 954th in the regionSafest: 1,006th in the region

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