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The Republic of Lanctre

“Vox malum. Agentium in pace.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Lanctre

Population3.272 billion

CapitalCalypso
LeaderCurator Celise
FaithPsimrin

CurrencyLyre
AnimalSynth-Spider

The Republic of Lanctre is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Curator Celise with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, ubiquitous missile silos, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.272 billion Lanctreans 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Calypso. The average income tax rate is 22.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lanctrean economy, worth 524 trillion Lyres a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 160,297 Lyres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Doctors prescribe videos of political debates to patients with insomnia, Synth-Spider sanctuaries have been taken over by hydraulic fracturing sites, the most penniless demographics have by far the highest number of researchers per capita, and the most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Lanctre's national animal is the Synth-Spider, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Psimrin.

Lanctre is ranked 40,898th in the world and 2,146th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,213.26 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 964thMost Influential: 1,283rdTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,379thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,198thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,892ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,028thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,651stMost Cultured: 7,837thHealthiest Citizens: 8,349thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,708thMost Developed: 8,806thSmartest Citizens: 9,464thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,554thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,658thRudest Citizens: 9,695thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 10,567thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,675thHighest Average Incomes: 11,358thLowest Crime Rates: 18,056thMost Average: 19,870thLargest Mining Sector: 20,687th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 100th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 149th in the regionMost Average: 230th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 292nd in the regionMost Cultured: 383rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 385th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 387th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 422nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 432nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 451st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 453rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 474th in the regionMost Developed: 501st in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 517th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 518th in the regionMost Influential: 520th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 526th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 580th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 627th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 849th in the regionMost Stationary: 853rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 865th in the regionLargest Black Market: 921st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 979th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 193 » Siwale, Pallaith, Frances Francis the First of France, Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, Trillius, Yaorozu, Kwaj, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Omnistria, Sunto, Egalico, Plangainer, Corfad, North Bratislava, Shibutani, Newpromisedland, Koda-Land, Guer Aike, PlanetPunk, The Rhein States, Maott, Notyoutopia, Zokk, Dar es Saalam, Pleroma Sans Romans, New Pruessen, Steampunk Ariel, Joodey, Sundred, Acrabinnia, Holy Oranz, Unimaginable Doom, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Kasazzastan, Napnomadia, Unsophisticate, Selfgradatude, Sil Dorsett, Dreadton, Buckerino, Shadowrik, Haor Chall, United Draconia, Valhalla123, Wineclaw, 1 very fast endotarter, Pasargad, Moubarakistan, and 143 others.Niradans, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Loutsland, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Votak Matim, Xentherida, Wilkshire, Kobagia, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Bearical, Vincone Cae, Daiz, Runeda, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Zeternia, Orado, McMasterdonia, Wisconsota, The Stratosphere Islands, Nakayo, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, PotatoFarmers, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Clan Spaniel, Yukti, Pazair, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Ravendi, Interdimensional Zone, Castle Federation, Empy, Abject Ludicrosity, Palgo, Valentine Z, Volstokn, Serendipita Martia, Fendlium, Cobleck Weleis, Austral States of America, Tachycardia, Lungha, Hamerica, Loli County, Merconitonitopia, Praeceps, Valatic Ash, Malta Comino Gozo, Universal State Formula, Woodsend, Yokciq Empire, The New Communist Republic Of States, Xagill, Wit Noreis, Khoik, MiaryBhalzhack, Herzliyya, The Endless Eventide, The World Capitalist Confederation, Olofin, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Ihese, Old Republic of Greece, Diodone, Crader, SORT, Antiyard, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Nistriabar, The Windmilluminati, Varola, Methor, Zecit, New Lakemba, Unshleepd, Hyphen, Alyrria, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Westinor, Californian Redwood, Mon Civia, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, Mesopotama, Frostcell, PortvgaI, Sikol, Saperisole, Iztocna Slavija, Zzozona, Hoglands, Plutayah, Veast, Prydania, I Like Killing people, Asoc lon, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Lionia, Libertania Democratica, Yalgora, Kocherian, The Calabash Protectorate, Seanat, Brucklania, Arichia, Schnuftelland, Highton Islands, Borsukia, New Jamgra, Damsmel, Pokemanland, Xyrron, The New Cordian Empire, Madjack, Animu Place, Eschatosia, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Xipher, Astal Aavors, Innocentic, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Buckhem, Ultra777, Andexia, Ihsan, Principia Mathematica, Neu-Galicia, U S Eh, Heilhum Imperius, and Great Robertia.

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