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Most Influential: 513thRudest Citizens: 1,133rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,981st
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Laver Island

Population6.779 billion

CapitalVulkanerborg
LeaderKing Vincent and PM Einar Grímsson

CurrencyVix
AnimalLaverian Falcon

The Yahlia of Laver Island is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Vincent and PM Einar Grímsson with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 6.779 billion Laverians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vulkanerborg. The average income tax rate is 24.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Laverian economy, worth a remarkable 1,033 trillion Vixes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 152,400 Vixes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government has pinkie-promised never to use its veto power except in an emergency, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, King Vincent and PM Einar Grímsson's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, and in a fit of passion King Vincent and PM Einar Grímsson has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions. Crime is relatively low. Laver Island's national animal is the Laverian Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Laver Island is ranked 17,019th in the world and 277th in Europe for Most Developed, scoring 84.37 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Influential: 513thRudest Citizens: 1,133rdTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,981stLargest Retail Industry: 3,884thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,522ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,872ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,405thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,234thMost Inclusive: 7,113thBest Weather: 7,233rdMost Cultured: 8,084thNudest: 8,813thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,878thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,930thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 10,862ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,908thSmartest Citizens: 12,308thLargest Black Market: 12,332ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12,539thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,745thHighest Average Incomes: 12,927thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,830thHighest Drug Use: 14,353rdMost Stationary: 14,753rdMost Efficient Economies: 15,610thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,898thHighest Economic Output: 16,252ndMost Politically Free: 16,678thMost Developed: 17,019thNicest Citizens: 17,579th
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Rudest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20th in the regionNudest: 38th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 38th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 48th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 56th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 57th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 64th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 66th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 68th in the regionMost Stationary: 69th in the regionLargest Black Market: 78th in the regionMost Influential: 86th in the regionMost Armed: 100th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 103rd in the region

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