by Max Barry

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 983rd Most Influential: 1,108th Most Secular: 1,241st
The New Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Lanorth. Love It Or Leave It.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population2.079 billion

CapitalTel Haladiyah
LeaderAbdur el-Arshad

CurrencyStandard Credit

The New Republic of Lanorth is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Abdur el-Arshad with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.079 billion Tyronian are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tel Haladiyah. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 73.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Tyronian economy, worth 480 trillion Standard Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 231,320 Standard Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 681,733 per year while the poor average 61,762, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.

The world still seems flat to some people in space, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls, foreign planes and migratory birds are shot down as spies, and street graffiti indicates the political party that dominates a neighborhood. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanorth's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Mahydaism.

Lanorth is ranked 8,799th in the world and 71st in the Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 5 Valid Endorsements.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 983rdMost Influential: 1,108thMost Secular: 1,241stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,506thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,972ndMost Corrupt Governments: 2,553rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,783rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,691stHighest Average Incomes: 3,696thLargest Black Market: 3,821stLargest Mining Sector: 4,183rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,124thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,077thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,635thRudest Citizens: 6,985thMost Avoided: 7,194thLargest Governments: 7,862ndLowest Crime Rates: 7,939thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,342ndTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,472ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,799thMost Conservative: 9,357thSmartest Citizens: 10,238thMost Efficient Economies: 10,562ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,646thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,668thLargest Retail Industry: 11,827thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,980thHealthiest Citizens: 14,399thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,299th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionMost Secular: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 42nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 49th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 68th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 71st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 71st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 76th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 96th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 120th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 150th in the regionMost Avoided: 152nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 159th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 195th in the regionLargest Governments: 198th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 201st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 208th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 222nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 235th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 250th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 258th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 274th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 278th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 341st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 379th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 396th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 416th in the regionMost Conservative: 476th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 501st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 596th in the regionMost Developed: 599th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lanorth's influence in The Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Lanorth was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, street graffiti indicates the political party that dominates a neighborhood.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, foreign planes and migratory birds are shot down as spies.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, the world still seems flat to some people in space.
  • : Lanorth was endorsed by The Good Natured Hugging Realm of The Seeker of Power.
  • : Lanorth was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, Lanorth's nuclear power is imported from neighbouring countries.
  • : Lanorth changed its national nation type to "New Republic".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » Jar Wattinree, Xoriet, East Durthang, Oasicalo, and The Seeker of Power.

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