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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 860thMost Influential: 1,803rdLargest Retail Industry: 2,873rd
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
God, King, Empire
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Laurendon

Population1.086 billion

CapitalCarsen
LeaderChancellor Philippa Lawson
FaithChristianity

CurrencyLauron
AnimalLion

The Empire of Laurendon is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Chancellor Philippa Lawson with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, sprawling nuclear power plants, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.086 billion Laurendonians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carsen. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Laurendonian economy, worth 154 trillion Laurons a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 142,626 Laurons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Much of Laurendon's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, a girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism, and bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laurendon's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Laurendon is ranked 225,631st in the world and 8,522nd in The North Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 42.01 Whatever.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 860thMost Influential: 1,803rdTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,873rdRudest Citizens: 6,065thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,570thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,340thSafest: 10,156thMost Cultured: 10,465thHealthiest Citizens: 11,596thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,823rdHighest Poor Incomes: 12,115thTop
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Most Developed: 13,187thMost Efficient Economies: 13,980thMost Inclusive: 14,532ndLowest Crime Rates: 14,784thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,106thNicest Citizens: 15,336thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,833rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,962ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,335thSmartest Citizens: 16,426thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,103rdLargest Governments: 18,890thMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,832ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,743rdMost Secular: 22,959thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,086thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,428th
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Largest Retail Industry: 149th in the regionRudest Citizens: 332nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 345th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 360th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 537th in the regionSafest: 586th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 596th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 673rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 679th in the regionMost Influential: 713th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 713th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 741st in the regionMost Developed: 764th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 782nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 800th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 846th in the regionNicest Citizens: 853rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 859th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 860th in the regionMost Inclusive: 866th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 869th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 939th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 944th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, a girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, much of Laurendon's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, schoolyard sandboxes resemble ashtrays due to the large number of cigarette butts.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, purported secret military bases are dismissed by Chancellor Philippa Lawson to be highly-advanced toilet factories.
  • : Laurendon endorsed The Highlands of Gafflebag.
  • : Laurendon was endorsed by The Highlands of Gafflebag.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point.
  • : Laurendon voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 214 » The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Aerilia, Heilhum Imperius, Khoik, Loutsland, Great Bights Mum, Orado, Venicea, Sevinland, Lulubellia, Guer Aike, Hamerica, Dreadton, Corfad, Imperial Pieserged, Porotia, North Bratislava, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Zzozona, Republica Guilleana, Crusadam, Eywaan, Selfgradatude, Former English Colony, Joodey, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Gendirt, Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Shibutani, Hardscrabble, Koda-Land, Votak Matim, Kazoo Basin, Empy, New Lakemba, Bankowiata, Kragsgale, WeKnow, Brucklania, Pytong, Omnistria, Pasargad, Sundred, Newpromisedland, Xipher, Kranostav, Libertania Democratica, and 164 others.The Tampa Bay Rays, Railroad Crossing, El Fiji Grande, Frances Francis the First of France, Tir na Saoirse Alainn, Dar es Saalam, The Serdey Islands, Interdimensional Zone, Outer Shenendoah, Valentine Z, The Pantheons, Sikol, Draconian Progression, Port Naga, Slyakanya, Holy Oranz, Odelinor, East Akra, Yokciq Empire, Dabarastan, Cretox State, Shadowrik, Ethnon, Liminyj, Sunto, 1 very fast endotarter, Sil Dorsett, Wineclaw, Seenvorland, Ravendi, Nodnarb, Yellops, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Daiz, Innocentic, Cinnibar, Climeria, The Pleiads, Ozstan, Hewani, Seijitsu, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Colfes, Blyskalia, Pallaith, Otakus and Weebs, Star Kingdom, The Iron Lions, United Kahndaq, Godwanna, Anungu, Galbadiana, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Strongwill, His Enduring Majesty, Illusia and Neverendia, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Xagill, Xentherida, Que Lukustinardon, Zyvetskistaahn, Runeda, Planes, Super Girl, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, The Endless Eventide, Gondwanaia, Simone Republic, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Pleroma Sans Romans, McMasterdonia, Testnation223, Wilkshire, Barabolia, Moubarakistan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Keurig Machines, Freyford, Chips and Guac, Kingdom of KHATTAB, KhalChicken, Alorca, Vesteysia, Clan Spaniel, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Figyjharli, Free Salvation, Maott, Belin Antenia, Sanjurika, Wapistan, Trumpski, Ellbonnia, Kromi, Dangine, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Travislavania, Shotokonia, Solcius, Tyirza, Folenz, Xyrron, BTProductions, Kureizen, New Celoveniortan, Aryan Homeland, TyGerria, Mon Island, Duryanistan, Steampunk Ariel, My chest is flat, Qurtuba, Viridiann, Religioncord, Korean-Joseon, Darkmondoria, Defense For The World Assembly, Centrialand, Tsandonown, Seanat, Britle, Ootasa, Atlunartemis, Libvillia, Katuda, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Fraystonia, Merconitonitopia, Boston Castle, Kastonvia, Solimun, Landfinia, Erisoria, Sopernia, Apollo Park, Nova Arcania, Enomeni Ipeiros, Bearical, Drueste, Fizban, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Jaxikistan, Lionia, Card Kingdom, Nordic-British Union, The Enlightened Tugas, Technocratic-european Countries, Russian Peoples Union, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Marmiedon, Sahriastan, Capablanca, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, The Calabash Protectorate, and Gafflebag.

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