by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 134thBest Weather: 225thMost Efficient Economies: 248th
The Galactic Federation of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
This has all happened before, it will all happen again
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population38.897 billion

CapitalNew Denver
FaithChurch of the Savior

Animalelderly pekinese

The Galactic Federation of Lakarian is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Baltar with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, otherworldly petting zoo, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 38.897 billion Lakarianites are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Denver. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Lakarianian economy, worth a remarkable 6,292 trillion tokens a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 161,772 tokens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Police regularly arrest families playing Monopoly, Baltar spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders, Lakarianites are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, and paralegals spend all day Hewlett-Packing attorneys' law briefs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Lakarian's national animal is the elderly pekinese, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of the Savior.

Lakarian is ranked 197,372nd in the world and 6,472nd in Osiris for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.63 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Devout: 134thBest Weather: 225thMost Efficient Economies: 248thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 254thLargest Populations: 347thMost Beautiful Environments: 392ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 422ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 784thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,200thHighest Economic Output: 1,349thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,203rdTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,509thRudest Citizens: 2,683rdLargest Black Market: 2,716thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,469thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,669thLowest Crime Rates: 5,771stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,394thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,780thMost Cultured: 7,419thMost Influential: 7,558thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,711thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,783rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,884thTop
Most Developed: 14,391stMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,283rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,271stSmartest Citizens: 18,215thMost Stationary: 19,051stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,453rdMost Subsidized Industry: 22,149th
Most Devout: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 46th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 70th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 86th in the regionMost Influential: 96th in the regionRudest Citizens: 108th in the regionLargest Black Market: 121st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 125th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 154th in the regionMost Stationary: 230th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 264th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 292nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 301st in the regionMost Cultured: 372nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 391st in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 425th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 567th in the regionMost Developed: 734th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lakarian voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".
  • : Following new legislation in Lakarian, paralegals spend all day Hewlett-Packing attorneys' law briefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Lakarian, Lakarianites are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks.
  • : Following new legislation in Lakarian, Baltar spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders.
  • : Following new legislation in Lakarian, police regularly arrest families playing Monopoly.
  • : Following new legislation in Lakarian, nobody ever seems to enter or leave the armour-plated flying castle that serves as the seat of government.
  • : Lakarian endorsed The Kingdom of Votri.
  • : Lakarian endorsed The Empire of Teothopia.
  • : Lakarian endorsed The Republic of Empotia.
  • : Lakarian was endorsed by The Kingdom of Votri.


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