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The Mezalene Empire of Lake Flotillas

“Justice, Peace, Progress”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus


Lake Flotillas

Population9.473 billion

CapitalFort Delta
LeaderKing Francis III

CurrencyWater Crystal

The Mezalene Empire of Lake Flotillas is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Francis III with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 9.473 billion Riverians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Delta. The average income tax rate is 76.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Riverian economy, worth a remarkable 1,874 trillion Water Crystals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 197,928 Water Crystals, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

Advertisers are struggling to make water sound cool to a twitchy public, 90% of active duty LFAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, and the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lake Flotillas's national animal is the Merlion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Phoenixism.

Lake Flotillas is ranked 6,506th in the world and 363rd in Lazarus for Highest Average Incomes, with 197,928.31 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,947thTop
Most Influential: 2,704thHealthiest Citizens: 2,872ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,667thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,025thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,047thMost Developed: 4,278thSmartest Citizens: 4,521stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,647thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,186thMost Inclusive: 5,465thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,628thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,921stMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,238thMost Cultured: 6,300thHighest Average Incomes: 6,506thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,496thLargest Governments: 7,610thHighest Economic Output: 8,020thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,506thNicest Citizens: 8,728thLowest Crime Rates: 8,791stLargest Retail Industry: 8,870thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,085thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,522ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,935thSafest: 10,005thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,093rdTop
Best Weather: 10,514thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,096thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,160thMost Secular: 11,893rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,467thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,648thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,727thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,714thMost Pacifist: 20,542nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 51st in the regionMost Influential: 74th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 148th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 197th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 203rd in the regionMost Developed: 210th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 212th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 222nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 223rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 243rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 268th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 284th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 304th in the regionMost Cultured: 353rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 363rd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 389th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 402nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 405th in the regionNicest Citizens: 408th in the regionLargest Governments: 411th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 438th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 441st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 446th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 500th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 517th in the regionSafest: 550th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 556th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 569th in the regionBest Weather: 596th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 627th in the regionMost Secular: 632nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 665th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 706th in the region

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