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The Oppressed Peoples of Laziolandia
"Do as we say, don't do as we do!"
UN Category: Corporate Police State
Political Freedoms:Unheard Of
Location: the South Pacific
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Oppressed Peoples of Laziolandia is a tiny, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5 million are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.
There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt individuals devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Soda Sales industries.
Crime is a serious problem. Laziolandia's national animal is the dodo, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the moolah.
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