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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,412thMost Influential: 4,743rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,954th
The Commonwealth of
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The Langburn Islands

Population624 million

CapitalOnita

Currencydollar
Animalfox

The Commonwealth of The Langburn Islands is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 624 million Langburnians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Onita. The average income tax rate is 79.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Langburnian economy, worth 59.7 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 95,711 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People are bored of easy crossword puzzles, supervisors in The Langburn Islands commonly tie bells on their necks to alert employees of their presence, children are shocked to find others "just like them" when they are taken out of the forest, and people have become comfortably numb. Crime is totally unknown. The Langburn Islands's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Langburn Islands is ranked 207,029th in the world and 6,695th in the South Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.52 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,412thTop
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Most Influential: 4,743rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,954thMost Pacifist: 5,223rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,341stMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,117thNicest Citizens: 6,247thMost Secular: 6,756thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,303rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,815thMost Inclusive: 8,833rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,157thBest Weather: 9,595thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,028thHealthiest Citizens: 11,526thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,838thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 12,662ndLongest Average Lifespans: 13,475thSafest: 14,934thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,076thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,260thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,796thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,524thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,457thMost Developed: 19,498thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,305thHighest Drug Use: 20,363rdSmartest Citizens: 20,888thLargest Governments: 21,812thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,180thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,752nd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 56th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 148th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 163rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 189th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 211th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 214th in the regionNicest Citizens: 222nd in the regionMost Secular: 230th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 290th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 296th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 309th in the regionMost Inclusive: 316th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 319th in the regionBest Weather: 329th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 348th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 362nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 423rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 442nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 494th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 515th in the regionMost Influential: 531st in the regionSafest: 539th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 561st in the regionNudest: 563rd in the regionMost Developed: 585th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 623rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 636th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 641st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 644th in the regionLargest Governments: 648th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 717th in the regionMost Cultured: 749th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 783rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 783rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Langburn Islands lodged a message on the The South Pacific WA Voting Center Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Langburn Islands, people have become comfortably numb.
  • : Following new legislation in The Langburn Islands, children are shocked to find others "just like them" when they are taken out of the forest.
  • : Following new legislation in The Langburn Islands, supervisors in The Langburn Islands commonly tie bells on their necks to alert employees of their presence.
  • : Following new legislation in The Langburn Islands, people are bored of easy crossword puzzles.
  • : Following new legislation in The Langburn Islands, first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one.
  • : Following new legislation in The Langburn Islands, television characters who ask how someone's doing are charged with harassment.
  • : Following new legislation in The Langburn Islands, drive-by spoilers are an increasingly common crime.
  • : Following new legislation in The Langburn Islands, third world countries are rich in "I Love Onita" t-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in The Langburn Islands, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol.

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