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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,454thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,692ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,881st
The Holy Empire of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
From ashes to fire
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Laurennia

Population6.969 billion

CapitalLaurenbourg
LeaderGod-Emperor Neythæn
FaithLaureism

CurrencyLaurin
AnimalPhoenix

The Holy Empire of Laurennia is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by God-Emperor Neythæn with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, sprawling nuclear power plants, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.969 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 1,075 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 154,354 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 21,186th in the world and 12th in The Democratic Republic for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 2,184.29 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,454thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,692ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,881stSafest: 1,937thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 2,635thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,645thMost Pacifist: 2,652ndMost Inclusive: 2,832ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,988thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,141stMost Developed: 3,333rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,363rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,508thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,531stHealthiest Citizens: 3,641stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,654thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,749thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,836thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,978thBest Weather: 4,059thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,142ndSmartest Citizens: 4,269thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,305thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,582ndLargest Governments: 5,306thMost Cultured: 5,330thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,910thLowest Crime Rates: 5,946thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,567thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,501stMost Secular: 11,760thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 12,890thHighest Average Incomes: 13,180thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,200thHighest Economic Output: 16,766thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,573rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,186thHighest Drug Use: 21,450thMost Income Equality: 23,904th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Income Equality: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurennia, "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurennia, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem".
  • : Following new legislation in Laurennia, political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act.
  • : Laurennia's influence in The Democratic Republic rose from "Page" to "Squire".

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