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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,620thMost Influential: 3,715thMost Secular: 16,395th
The Empire of
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Population608 million


The Empire of Lagoonish is a huge, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 608 million Lagoonishians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 78.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Lagoonishian economy, worth 59.0 trillion Litas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is 97,072 Litas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms, and board shorts have replaced board rooms. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lagoonish's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lagoonish is ranked 89,957th in the world and 3,610th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 20.68 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,620thTop
Most Influential: 3,715thTop
Most Secular: 16,395thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,587thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,126thBest Weather: 17,232ndMost Inclusive: 17,271stHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,368thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,168thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,344thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,433rdMost Income Equality: 18,764thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,319thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,352ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,400thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,761stMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,239thLowest Crime Rates: 21,019thLargest Governments: 21,976thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,695thHealthiest Citizens: 22,886thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,170th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 767th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 830th in the regionMost Secular: 841st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 880th in the regionMost Income Equality: 908th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 923rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 936th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 937th in the region

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