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The Superior Goat Nation of Lanagon

“To be a rock and not to roll.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population21.104 billion



The Superior Goat Nation of Lanagon is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Kozel with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 21.104 billion Lanagonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lanagonia. The average income tax rate is 97.8%.

The powerhouse Lanagonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,346 trillion goats a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Tourism industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 111,184 goats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game, international tensions are high as Lanagon threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens, all new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers, and dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanagon's national animal is the goat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lanagon is ranked 32,282nd in the world and 690th in The East Pacific for Nudest, with 204 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,175thMost Stationary: 1,199thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,229thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,236thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,292ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,982ndMost Influential: 2,077thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,372ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,538thSafest: 2,634thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,743rdBest Weather: 3,299thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,489thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,494thMost Pacifist: 3,511thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,586thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,839thLargest Governments: 4,899thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,542ndLargest Populations: 5,750thMost Cultured: 5,977thHighest Economic Output: 6,174thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,489thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,212thSmartest Citizens: 8,055thLowest Crime Rates: 8,315thHealthiest Citizens: 9,213thNicest Citizens: 10,087thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,103rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,599thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,160thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,101stHighest Drug Use: 17,553rdMost Inclusive: 20,363rdMost Developed: 21,351st
Largest Welfare Programs: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionMost Stationary: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 35th in the regionLargest Populations: 48th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 57th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 62nd in the regionSafest: 80th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 85th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 94th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 98th in the regionMost Influential: 104th in the regionBest Weather: 104th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 110th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 119th in the regionLargest Governments: 123rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 127th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Cultured: 148th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 161st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 176th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 209th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 221st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 228th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 256th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 275th in the regionNicest Citizens: 323rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 399th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 401st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 401st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 443rd in the regionTop
Most Developed: 641st in the regionNudest: 690th in the regionMost Inclusive: 709th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 749th in the regionMost Politically Free: 841st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 848th in the region

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