“You Can't Stop Progress”
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: the South Pacific
The Kingdom of Lakalvesoman is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, parental licensing program, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 866 million Lakalvesomanians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 66.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Lakalvesomanian economy, worth 82.0 trillion Ironiums 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. 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 94,722 Ironiums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
Lakalvesoman's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives, no one knows how to tie a reef knot, historic buildings are being demolished to allow for road-widening in the city centre, and unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Lakalvesoman City make great practice for foreign snipers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lakalvesoman's national animal is the Crocodile, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Lakalvesoman was endorsed by The Commonwealth of The Drakan Republic.
- : Lakalvesoman was endorsed by The Kingdom of Sedunn.
- : Lakalvesoman was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Slacker Ville.
- : Following new legislation in Lakalvesoman, unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Lakalvesoman City make great practice for foreign snipers.
- : Following new legislation in Lakalvesoman, historic buildings are being demolished to allow for road-widening in the city centre.
- : Lakalvesoman endorsed The Republic of Samogitija.
- : Lakalvesoman endorsed The Community of Des Nak Neers.
- : Lakalvesoman was endorsed by The Community of Des Nak Neers.
- : Lakalvesoman was endorsed by The Republic of Samogitija.
- : Following new legislation in Lakalvesoman, no one knows how to tie a reef knot.
Endorsements Received: 92 » Erinor, Volaworand, Quiescent, Wehraboos, Hanguk-Nippon, Aumeltopia, Tsunamy, Saciu, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Barabarom, Aidenfieeld, Ostanasia, World United, Caer Krasinet, USNE2018, Herbert Island, Holy Chimerland, Salguod, South Central Siberia, Land Without Shrimp, Ana Asdiarcia, Silberne Wache, The Filippinas, Nothanksbutseriously, Abarri, British Nations, Linguiniland, New Juan Carlos Land, United Territories of West Afbeckistan, Pays de Loire, Rabbitz, Lightmare, Namat Sta, Amerion, Transtemporal Shifts, Darakin, The United Expanse, Viertes deutsches Koalitionsreich, Direwolf1, Luddinlande, Anachronolandia, Lost And Found, Unidum, Escevola, Violent Peacenicks, Aguatania, Staubsaugen, Phanama, Aurcania, and 42 others.Xandev, Beepee, State of Iowa, Dasko, Tsvetania, Jehenna, Negoshi, Farengeto, Corolines, Westoc Kinness, North Prarie, Ariankido, Vincent Field, Srevana, Jennaterra, Upper Tyrconnel, Ketathinamiri Islands, Lambdaland, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, New Briantown, Spearos, Higash, Churumduul, Concrete Slab, Imperial Duck, Qvait, Mapico, Empa Aserium, Republitank, Marinho Islands, Gecetesse, Kopashu, Paranoia, The Tecorogan Federation, Romanus Terrae, Benstralis, Fasire, Samogitija, Des Nak Neers, Slacker Ville, Sedunn, and The Drakan Republic.