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Most Valuable International Artwork: 75thMost Secular: 1,105thLargest Black Market: 1,341st
The Technocratic Federation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Vitam Impendere Vero
Director Luther Cook
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population15.893 billion

LeaderDirector Luther Cook

AnimalOne eyed smelly snail

The Technocratic Federation of Laudesia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Director Luther Cook with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, zero percent divorce rate, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 15.893 billion Laudesians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holmond. The average income tax rate is 75.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Laudesian economy, worth a remarkable 3,867 trillion Sterlings a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 243,357 Sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

School teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, Laudesia's airwaves are dominated by corporate-backed commercial radio, and the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laudesia's national animal is the One eyed smelly snail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Laudesia is ranked 179,188th in the world and 446th in Europeia for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.92 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 75thMost Secular: 1,105thLargest Black Market: 1,341stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,750thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,173rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,226thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,608thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,632ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,728thLargest Retail Industry: 2,811thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,864thHighest Economic Output: 3,202ndMost Developed: 3,548thRudest Citizens: 3,629thSmartest Citizens: 3,715thHighest Average Incomes: 3,795thHealthiest Citizens: 4,128thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,188thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,302ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,615thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,609thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,728thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,830thMost Efficient Economies: 5,973rdBest Weather: 6,826thMost Cultured: 7,284thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,542ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,149thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,342ndMost Influential: 10,623rdLargest Governments: 10,687thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,963rdTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 13,510thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,090thLowest Crime Rates: 14,678thLargest Populations: 14,988thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,158thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,127thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,232nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 26th in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 35th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionLargest Populations: 52nd in the regionMost Developed: 52nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 61st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 63rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 66th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 70th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 74th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Laudesia endorsed The Radical Federation of Klatonia.
  • : Following new legislation in Laudesia, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
  • : Laudesia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Deadeye Jack".
  • : Laudesia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom of dress".
  • : Following new legislation in Laudesia, Laudesia's airwaves are dominated by corporate-backed commercial radio.
  • : Following new legislation in Laudesia, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares.
  • : Following new legislation in Laudesia, school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students.
  • : Following new legislation in Laudesia, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in Laudesia, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Laudesia, the aims of top-secret Laudesian science projects revolve around designing the perfect robot woman.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 105 » Euperis, Raghallaigh, Mancheseva City, Primorye Oblast, Penlopa, Disney Know it Alls, West Wirral, Samuelstani, Ramalia Shanatopian, Caffeinated, Sincluda, Algamonzimt, Iced Coffee, Fruitful, Royal Alchemia, United Kingdoms of Redania, Ipsonasia, Omegalopolistia, Euxina, Geektopia, Calvar, Dark Edgyness, Quartzinne, Voxum Mortalum, Waluigi4Smash, Zakanda, Leuxas, Purple Ruthenia, Caprydania, Bursken, Corovos, Lethen, Cortlandt Manor, Vlazinova, Guatemalan Corsica, Benthamania, Havenwelle, Poquaoi, Le Libertia, Beriwen, Paisvasc, SETTLEMENT OF DREAMS, Pirataria, Greenburgland, Tassaland, The Democratic Peoples, Deliber, Pygania, Fernlass, Nepenthaceae, and 55 others.Eloscape, Akeland, Asian Hatia, Averille, Democratic Republic of Bandwagon, United Northen States Canada, The United Socialist Republic of Datlof, Gooblaria, Caketon, Tital Mania, Maynila, Andradus, Kroll Union, Cyberpunk, Balustravia, Northern United Island, Almendron, Ountry, Zakronia, Utopian Earth, Gabingston, Polgaria, Genistan, P0ptr0pica, Former Raxhiria, Patriotic Poland, The Tugboat Complex, Oneida Mohawk, Machu Cornwall, Coloamerica, BIOTstate, Rawatna, Mediocrea, Caleban, Scaletta, Union Lysk, Taskete, Sanjira, Cetrea, The Soverign Military Order Of Malta, Salxeburg, Sudmar Island, The Nation of the People of the Nation, StrikerAlpha, The Lost Men, Kingdom of Stargard, Apionia, Bri-Tea-Sh Commonwealth, Vinifera, Alpharod, Mutualist American Republics, Prov, Oforrriand, Bolger, and New France Republic.

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