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Most Rebellious Youth: 833rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,180thMost Inclusive: 1,212th
The Free Paradise of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Blessed Lohlunat!
Influence
Negotiator
Bureaucracy Hippies
Region
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Luraakia

Population8.188 billion

CapitalNew Flambard
LeaderLuraak The Aesthetic
FaithFreedom

CurrencyLohlunat
AnimalCaracel

The Free Paradise of Luraakia is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Luraak The Aesthetic with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.188 billion Luraakians 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 large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Flambard. The average income tax rate is 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Luraakian economy, worth a remarkable 1,126 trillion Lohlunats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 137,598 Lohlunats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-Lohlunat treacle machine, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, the diplomatic corps stinks, and every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Luraakia's national animal is the Caracel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Freedom.

Luraakia is ranked 176,333rd in the world and 5th in The Thonlands for Most Authoritarian, with 401.81 milliStalins.

Top
1%
Most Rebellious Youth: 833rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,180thMost Inclusive: 1,212thHighest Crime Rates: 1,526thNicest Citizens: 1,529thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,753rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,877thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,919thTop
5%
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,621stMost Cultured: 3,021stMost Pacifist: 3,568thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,596thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,035thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,130thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,286thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,850thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,189thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,796thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,146thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,268thBest Weather: 6,901stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,986thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,187thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,667thMost Efficient Economies: 7,757thMost Developed: 7,771stSmartest Citizens: 8,402ndMost Subsidized Industry: 8,677thLargest Governments: 9,423rdTop
10%
Most Armed: 12,278thHighest Economic Output: 14,519thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,739thHighest Average Incomes: 16,637thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,593rdMost Income Equality: 21,788thNudest: 21,822nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Luraakia, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Luraakia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Luraakia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Following new legislation in Luraakia, the diplomatic corps stinks.
  • : Luraakia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate and the Top 10% for Nudest.
  • : Luraakia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Luraakia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Luraakia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Luraakia's influence in The Thonlands rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Luraakia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.

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