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Population7.212 billion

CapitalWinterview City
LeaderJosip Pusztai


The Republic of Lightford is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Josip Pusztai with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.212 billion Lightfordians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Welfare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winterview City. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Lightfordian economy, worth a remarkable 1,525 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 211,503 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, and the nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically. Crime is totally unknown. Lightford's national animal is the dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lightford is ranked 12,332nd in the world and 9th in Krillin for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.27 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,292ndNicest Citizens: 1,523rdMost Inclusive: 1,598thHighest Drug Use: 1,933rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,008thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,063rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,634thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,782ndMost Developed: 2,800thSmartest Citizens: 2,878thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,879thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,930thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,956thLargest Governments: 3,044thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,448thMost Pacifist: 3,554thRudest Citizens: 3,898thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,061stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,228thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,332ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,637thMost Influential: 4,658thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,859thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,054thMost Cultured: 5,332ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,649thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,033rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,679thLowest Crime Rates: 8,249thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,697thNudest: 10,054thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,634thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,019thHighest Economic Output: 11,392ndTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 12,332ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,352ndMost Secular: 13,127thSafest: 14,429thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,820thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,246thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,238thBest Weather: 17,737thMost Politically Free: 22,308thHealthiest Citizens: 22,654th
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lightford voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Northern Borland"".
  • : Lightford voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Whistleblower Protection Act".
  • : Lightford was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Lightford was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork and Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Lightford voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend King HEM".
  • : Lightford voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom of Assembly"".
  • : Following new legislation in Lightford, the nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically.
  • : Lightford was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Lightford was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Lightford was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.


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Endorsements Received: 6 » ScotlandSerenity, Par Islandena, The Red Society, The Earldom of Fallsbury, J-O-E, and Andornio.

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