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The Republic of The Blue Lighting Army

“Forward until no more, back, never.”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: big brains

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Republic of The Blue Lighting Army is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service and irreverence towards religion. The hard-working, cynical population of 387 million Blue Lighting Armyians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 21.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Blue Lighting Armyian economy, worth 21.0 trillion Ration tokens a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. Average income is 54,322 Ration tokens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The Blue Lighting Army City's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, and drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Blue Lighting Army's national animal is the Eagle.

The Blue Lighting Army is ranked 203,811th in the world and 4th in big brains for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -8 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 17,950th

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