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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



Population20.641 billion



The Superior Goat Nation of Lanagon is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Kozel with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, national health service, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, democratic population of 20.641 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 97.7%.

The thriving Lanagonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,223 trillion goats a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Tourism industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 107,710 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 48,809th in the world and 2,665th in The East Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.76 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Stationary: 1,209thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,369thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,381stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,427thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,442ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,780thMost Influential: 1,971stTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,539thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,639thSafest: 2,700thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,873rdMost Pacifist: 3,483rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,522ndBest Weather: 3,598thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,714thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,788thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,876thLargest Governments: 4,939thLargest Populations: 5,778thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,884thMost Cultured: 5,978thHighest Economic Output: 6,399thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,502ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,829thSmartest Citizens: 8,087thLowest Crime Rates: 8,291stHealthiest Citizens: 9,392ndNicest Citizens: 9,881stTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,425thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,903rdHighest Poor Incomes: 12,148thHighest Drug Use: 14,595thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,001stMost Inclusive: 20,416th
Most Stationary: 25th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 31st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 31st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 45th in the regionLargest Populations: 48th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 58th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 60th in the regionSafest: 81st in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 99th in the regionMost Influential: 101st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 102nd in the regionBest Weather: 105th in the regionMost Pacifist: 115th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 117th in the regionLargest Governments: 123rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 125th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 128th in the regionMost Cultured: 155th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 167th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 203rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 217th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 222nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 228th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 228th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 277th in the regionNicest Citizens: 291st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 353rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 365th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 366th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 407th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 628th in the regionNudest: 635th in the regionMost Inclusive: 669th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 767th in the regionMost Politically Free: 790th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 840th in the region

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