by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,864thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,606thBest Weather: 10,991st
The Confederacy of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Liberty or Death
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Population6.27 billion

LeaderChief Minister

CurrencyGold Lined Coins

The Confederacy of Layem is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Chief Minister with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.27 billion Citizens enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Galloway. The average income tax rate is 64.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Layemian economy, worth 273 trillion Gold Lined Coins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 43,611 Gold Lined Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, the statue in the Campbell Plaza has a solar panel for a hat, and drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Layem's national animal is the Sloth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholic.

Layem is ranked 53,992nd in the world and 58th in Confederacy of Layem for Most Developed, scoring 64.05 on the Human Development Index.

Most Influential: 1,864thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,606thBest Weather: 10,991stTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,431stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,904thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,502ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,597th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 6th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 7th in the region

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