The Galactic Federation of Lagspikia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Patrick with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.475 billion Lagspikians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Philadelphia. The average income tax rate is 71.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Lagspikian economy, worth 265 trillion Peaks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 76,289 Peaks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned significant others, it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Lagspikia, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, and every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lagspikia's national animal is the Porcupine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Lagspikia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
- : Lagspikia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Mikeswill".
- : Lagspikia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Wartime Journalism Protection Act".
- : Lagspikia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
- : Lagspikia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- : Lagspikia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments and the Top 10% for Smartest Citizens and Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Lagspikia was endorsed by The Empire of Velion.
- : Lagspikia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes and Most Advanced Public Education.
- : Following new legislation in Lagspikia, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
- : Following new legislation in Lagspikia, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
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