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Healthiest Citizens: 6,297thLowest Crime Rates: 6,556thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,828th
The Technocratic Social States of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
“ I am the senate”
Chancellor Nicholl
Influence
Hermit
Founder / President
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Lanss

Population2.203 billion

CapitalPhoenix City
LeaderChancellor Nicholl
FaithCatholic-Nichollism

Currencydollar
AnimalPhoenix

The Technocratic Social States of Lanss is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Chancellor Nicholl with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, anti-smoking policies, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.203 billion Lanssians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Phoenix City. The average income tax rate is 87.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Lanssian economy, worth 251 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 114,104 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, bike rage is all the rage, and death row inmates cower in fear at the phrase "one-year anniversary". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanss's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Catholic-Nichollism.

Lanss is ranked 179,029th in the world and 1st in The Region of Economic Cooperation for Least Corrupt Governments, with 90.32 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Top
5%
Healthiest Citizens: 6,297thLowest Crime Rates: 6,556thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,828thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,187thSafest: 8,363rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,253rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,441stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,484thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,567thBest Weather: 9,659thTop
10%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,252ndMost Authoritarian: 11,872ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,488thLargest Governments: 12,882ndMost Inclusive: 13,007thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,627thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,191stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,396thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,474thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,971stMost Income Equality: 15,737thMost Pacifist: 16,177thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,173rdNicest Citizens: 17,199thMost Developed: 19,252ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,687thSmartest Citizens: 19,741st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lanss's influence in The Region of Economic Cooperation rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • : Lanss's influence in The Region of Economic Cooperation fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Lanss's influence in The Region of Economic Cooperation rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • : Lanss was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Lanss was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Lanss was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Lanss was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Lanss was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations and the Top 10% for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Lanss was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanss, death row inmates cower in fear at the phrase "one-year anniversary".

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