by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,542nd Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,618th Most Influential: 1,984th
The Most Serene Republic of
Libertarian Police State Slightly Overzealous Peoples Democracy
Our destiny is set.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.594 billion

FaithThe Society Of Light

AnimalHappy Squirrel

The Most Serene Republic of Lightmare is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Sartorius with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, sprawling nuclear power plants, and digital currency. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 2.594 billion Lightmareans are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tarot. The average income tax rate is 88.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lightmarean economy, worth 439 trillion Arcanas a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 169,326 Arcanas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

People believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more, colleges adhere to rigid ethnic quotas for admissions, the police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs, and one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lightmare's national animal is the Happy Squirrel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Society Of Light.

Lightmare is ranked 11,649th in the world and 251st in the South Pacific for Nudest, with 217.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,542ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,618thMost Influential: 1,984thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,020thNicest Citizens: 2,040thMost Inclusive: 2,183rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,498thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,685thMost Pacifist: 2,749thMost Devout: 3,279thMost Cultured: 3,534thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,766thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,805thHealthiest Citizens: 3,832ndMost Developed: 4,137thBest Weather: 4,720thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,965thSmartest Citizens: 5,155thLowest Crime Rates: 5,516thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,597thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 7,675thLargest Governments: 8,061stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,205thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,696thHighest Average Incomes: 9,058thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,568thMost Efficient Economies: 9,842ndMost Rebellious Youth: 10,938thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,397thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,448thNudest: 11,454thSafest: 11,489thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,713thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,170thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,715th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 57th in the regionNicest Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 61st in the regionMost Devout: 66th in the regionMost Inclusive: 71st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 92nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 94th in the regionMost Cultured: 97th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 116th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 122nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 122nd in the regionMost Developed: 132nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 141st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 146th in the regionBest Weather: 146th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 149th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 188th in the regionMost Influential: 188th in the regionLargest Governments: 200th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 201st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 212th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 218th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 227th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 238th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 238th in the regionNudest: 246th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 268th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 271st in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 286th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 314th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 331st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 346th in the regionSafest: 431st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 478th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 507th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lightmare, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightmare, the police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightmare, colleges adhere to rigid ethnic quotas for admissions.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightmare, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.
  • : Lightmare endorsed The Free Land of BootJack.
  • : Lightmare was endorsed by The Free Land of BootJack.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightmare, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightmare, wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightmare, the new "Bloodbath" orange tree autonomously seeks and destroys independent orchards.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightmare, pizzerias must now display shrines to the Pizza God.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 108 » Erinor, Pencil Sharpeners 2, The Solar System Scope, Jehenna, Tsunamy, Farengeto, Kringalia, Centristvill, Luddinlande, Aidenfieeld, Darakin, Hanguk-Nippon, Quiescent, Sandaoguo, Tsvetania, Wyatonians, Rebel-topia, The naked people, Antarctic Empires, Lambdaland, Escevola, Linguiniland, Aywhyou, La Ascension, Moreana, Poopisiya, Volaworand, Paranoia, Sedunn, Calistan, Techganet, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Yellunstryer, Concrete Slab, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Rhetiaa, Ridehale, Drugged Monkeys, Saciu, New Briantown, Jaxon, Aguatania, Great Andora, Aumeltopia, Beepee, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, UnShleepd, Silberne Wache, Lester Crest, The National Corporation, and 58 others.Shengtie, Barabarom, Towi Lamia, Isokenzar, Anachronolandia, USNE2018, Elveka, Grouu, Noveos, Spearos, A Frog Dimension, Xandev, Myr Nyr, Kandorith, Auphelia, Aurcania, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Birdkeeper, Nankyoku Tairiku, Maletora, Ariankido, Akindom, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Stoniamera, Academy of Umbrellas, Wehraboos, Ostanasia, Choodox, Dasko, New Lousara, Nowa Europa, The Filippinas, Qawe, Churumduul, Slenrotros, New Juan Carlos Land, Staubsaugen, Milvands, Agalaesia, Mew Nation, Roavin, Amerion, Wild Space, Great Africans, Lakalvesoman, Phanama, P R of China, United Federated States of Omega, Bear Connors Paradiso, Negoshi, World United, Rabbitz, The Sk8ing Unicorn, Pays de Loire, Srevana, Untied Provinces of Atlantica, and BootJack.

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