by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,482ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,913thSafest: 1,938th
The Holy Empire of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
From ashes to fire
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population7.337 billion

LeaderGod-Emperor Neythæn


The Holy Empire of Laurennia is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by God-Emperor Neythæn with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.337 billion Laurennians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laurenbourg. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Laurennian economy, worth a remarkable 1,121 trillion Laurins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 152,817 Laurins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem", "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up, and reassembling shredded papers is the highlight of a spy's day. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laurennia's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Laureism.

Laurennia is ranked 219,879th in the world and 92nd in The Democratic Republic for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -7.75 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,482ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,913thSafest: 1,938thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,209thTop
Most Pacifist: 2,701stNicest Citizens: 2,703rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,717thMost Inclusive: 2,936thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,951stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,076thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,356thMost Developed: 3,388thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,575thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,578thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,686thHealthiest Citizens: 3,717thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,742ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,891stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,921stBest Weather: 3,979thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,094thSmartest Citizens: 4,365thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,381stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,680thMost Cultured: 5,390thLargest Governments: 5,393rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,081stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,260thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,530thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,708thMost Secular: 11,921stTop
Most Efficient Economies: 12,973rdHighest Average Incomes: 13,567thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,222ndHighest Economic Output: 16,366thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,602ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,702ndHighest Drug Use: 21,138th
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Income Equality: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Laurennia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Laurennia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Laurennia was endorsed by Calcutta union.
  • : Laurennia was endorsed by The State of Vajrayanah.
  • : Laurennia's influence in The Democratic Republic rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Laurennia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Laurennia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Laurennia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Laurennia was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Suvmia.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurennia, reassembling shredded papers is the highlight of a spy's day.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 1 » Vajrayanah.

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