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Most Influential: 736thMost Inclusive: 998thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,333rd
The Allied Provinces of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Prosperity through wisdom, equality, and honor
President Liu Mei-han
Influence
Dealmaker
Culture Minister
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Laeral

Population8.346 billion

CapitalLaeralsford
LeaderPresident Liu Mei-han

Currencymark
Animalswan

The Allied Provinces of Laeral is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Liu Mei-han with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.346 billion Laeralites 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laeralsford. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Laeralian economy, worth a remarkable 1,532 trillion marks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 183,627 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People are more interested in gossip about the private lives of politicians than their policies, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary, and couples kissing on the street are detained for 'unlawful exchange of genetic material'. Crime is totally unknown. Laeral's national animal is the swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Laeral is ranked 200,916th in the world and 96th in International Democratic Union for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -16.36 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Influential: 736thMost Inclusive: 998thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,333rdNicest Citizens: 1,491stMost Cultured: 1,546thMost Pacifist: 1,616thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,066thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,188thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,249thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,279thMost Developed: 2,579thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,635thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,800thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,857thSmartest Citizens: 3,093rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,218thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,248thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,303rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,335thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,336thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,591stLargest Governments: 3,717thSafest: 3,867thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,908thHealthiest Citizens: 4,156thBest Weather: 4,162ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,647thMost Efficient Economies: 4,658thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,031stLowest Crime Rates: 5,318thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,664thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,258thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,063rdHighest Average Incomes: 7,972ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,257thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,350thMost Stationary: 10,829thMost Secular: 11,346thMost Politically Free: 12,553rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,030thMost Income Equality: 19,861st
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the region

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