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Most Income Equality: 6,902nd Best Weather: 13,837th Most Devout: 16,155th
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Population197 million

AnimalLapathiyan Eagle

The Democratic Republic of Lapathiya is a very large, safe nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 197 million Lapathiyans are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 74.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Lapathiyan economy, worth 3.65 trillion Rubols 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 mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 18,526 Rubols, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop, a large concrete wall is being built around the country's borders, pieces of groundhog occasionally rain from the sky near the border, and heavily-armed commandos play rock-paper-scissors over whether to execute criminals and foreign visitors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lapathiya's national animal is the Lapathiyan Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lapathiya is ranked 97,286th in the world and 5,338th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.87 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Income Equality: 6,902ndTop
Best Weather: 13,837thMost Devout: 16,155th
Most Income Equality: 403rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 752nd in the regionMost Devout: 788th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 800th in the region

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