by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 406thMost Influential: 2,489thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,876th
The Arcturian Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Rights for all, no exceptions
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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Population688 million

CapitalLorrana City


The Arcturian Republic of Lorrana is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 688 million Lorranians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lorrana City. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Lorrani economy, worth 37.8 trillion nivers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 54,930 nivers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, hospitals have to sell their computers on vBay in order to afford the ransomware decryption payments, the rich and poor vomit into separate bags, and NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests. Crime is relatively low. Lorrana's national animal is the parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lorrana is ranked 54,158th in the world and 1,896th in The East Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring 44.5 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 406thTop
Most Influential: 2,489thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,876thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,089thMost Devout: 9,158thTop
Nicest Citizens: 12,950thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,382ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,992ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,063rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,083rdMost Inclusive: 16,286thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,524thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,678thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,815thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,342ndMost Income Equality: 19,395thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,889thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,152ndMost Politically Free: 21,915th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 129th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 193rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 234th in the regionMost Devout: 259th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 266th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 272nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 386th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 408th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 417th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 429th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 446th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 458th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 511th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 515th in the regionMost Inclusive: 534th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 630th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 676th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 790th in the region

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