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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,195thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,729thSafest: 2,165th
The Holy Empire of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
From ashes to fire
WA Delegate / Doge
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Political Freedom

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Population5.536 billion

LeaderGod-Empress Asqa


The Holy Empire of Laurennia is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by God-Empress Asqa with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.536 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 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 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Laurennian economy, worth 813 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 quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 146,915 Laurins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

On-duty Air Laurennia flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, and fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate. 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 175,180th in the world and 138th in Ascenthia for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -5.14 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,195thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,729thTop
Safest: 2,165thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,543rdMost Pacifist: 2,782ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,844thNicest Citizens: 2,883rdMost Inclusive: 3,252ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,275thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,425thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,773rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,811thHealthiest Citizens: 3,877thMost Developed: 3,934thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,975thMost Influential: 4,158thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,222ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,514thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,591stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,913thSmartest Citizens: 5,092ndBest Weather: 5,117thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,190thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,282ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,301stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,568thMost Cultured: 5,822ndLargest Governments: 6,163rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,339thLowest Crime Rates: 6,425thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,522ndMost Rebellious Youth: 9,456thMost Secular: 10,232ndTop
Highest Average Incomes: 14,133rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,359thHighest Drug Use: 17,403rdMost Subsidized Industry: 17,516thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,189thMost Income Equality: 20,003rdHighest Economic Output: 20,773rd
Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionTop
Nudest: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionMost Income Equality: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the region

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