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Largest Agricultural Sector: 7,017thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,335thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,148th
The Royal Federation of
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Deus, Miserere Mei
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Laurenthea

Population1.079 billion

CapitalLa Couronne
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyLaurenthean Pound
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Royal Federation of Laurenthea is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, daily referendums, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.079 billion Laurentheans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Couronne. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.1%.

The powerhouse Laurenthean economy, worth 89.0 trillion Laurenthean Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 82,506 Laurenthean Pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 237,625 per year while the poor average 22,752, a ratio of 10.4 to 1.

Crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, the endangered saltwater humpback Golden Eagle is only seen in captivity programs, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', and some electoral districts are without a representative as they are stuck with perpetual revotes. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Laurenthea's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Laurenthea is ranked 69,798th in the world and 243rd in The Free Nations Region for Most Beautiful Environments, with 602.6 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 7,017thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,335thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,148thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,773rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 20,322ndSafest: 20,913th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 18th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 18th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, some electoral districts are without a representative as they are stuck with perpetual revotes.
  • : Laurenthea changed its national motto to "Deus, Miserere Mei".
  • : Laurenthea altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, the endangered saltwater humpback Golden Eagle is only seen in captivity programs.
  • : Laurenthea was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and the Top 10% for Safest and Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, real estate agencies are being replaced by naval recruitment offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, several inches are being added to first class seating.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds.

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