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Least Corrupt Governments: 258thLargest Publishing Industry: 364thMost Rebellious Youth: 411th
The Last Bastion of Civilization of
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Lacuna

Population18.491 billion

CapitalLacuna City
LeaderLeader

CurrencyNaught
AnimalBat

The Last Bastion of Civilization of Lacuna is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 18.491 billion Lacunians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lacuna City. The average income tax rate is 83.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Lacunan economy, worth a remarkable 2,627 trillion Naughts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 142,094 Naughts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation, the Lacuna City Film Festival recently voted 'Lacunian Getting Hit By Football' as best film, museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin, and passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections. Crime is totally unknown. Lacuna's national animal is the Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lacuna is ranked 12,602nd in the world and 217th in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 88.74 on the Human Development Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 258thLargest Publishing Industry: 364thMost Rebellious Youth: 411thMost Compassionate Citizens: 603rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 675thMost Pacifist: 706thNicest Citizens: 762ndSafest: 866thMost Influential: 962ndMost Secular: 1,498thMost Inclusive: 1,758thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,901stTop
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Most Cultured: 2,467thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,639thSmartest Citizens: 2,681stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,147thBest Weather: 3,932ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,053rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,930thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,419thHighest Economic Output: 5,833rdMost Stationary: 6,272ndLargest Welfare Programs: 6,476thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,681stHealthiest Citizens: 6,788thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,184thLargest Populations: 9,371stMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,368thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,585thNudest: 11,316thLargest Governments: 11,330thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,359thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,382ndMost Developed: 12,602ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,878thHighest Drug Use: 15,073rdMost Income Equality: 16,034thHighest Average Incomes: 16,105thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,205thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 23,120th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 16th in the regionSafest: 19th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 28th in the regionMost Secular: 33rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 38th in the regionMost Inclusive: 42nd in the regionMost Cultured: 43rd in the regionMost Stationary: 52nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 53rd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 55th in the regionNudest: 69th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 70th in the regionMost Income Equality: 73rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 79th in the regionMost Influential: 83rd in the regionBest Weather: 86th in the regionLargest Populations: 88th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 88th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 95th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 98th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 103rd in the region

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