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The Republic of Lanctre

“Vox malum. Agentium in pace.”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Lanctre

Population1.34 billion

CapitalCalypso
LeaderCurator Celise
FaithPsimrin

CurrencyLyre
AnimalSynth-Spider

The Republic of Lanctre is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Curator Celise with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.34 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Calypso. The average income tax rate is 53.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lanctrean economy, worth 219 trillion Lyres a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 163,898 Lyres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive, Curator Celise lives life on the open road - complete with groupies, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", and agriculture is heavily subsidized by the government. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 12,903rd in the world and 698th in The North Pacific for Healthiest Citizens, with 11.46 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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1%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,255thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,312thTop
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Most Influential: 2,405thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,775thTop
10%
Highest Poor Incomes: 8,287thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,875thMost Cultured: 9,651stHighest Average Incomes: 9,799thMost Average: 10,220thSmartest Citizens: 10,771stLargest Retail Industry: 10,923rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,354thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,364thMost Developed: 11,488thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,929thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,338thRudest Citizens: 12,739thHealthiest Citizens: 12,903rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,586thMost Efficient Economies: 14,035thLargest Governments: 14,931st
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 67th in the regionTop
5%
Most Average: 82nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 337th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Poor Incomes: 426th in the regionMost Cultured: 475th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 484th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 508th in the regionRudest Citizens: 513th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 524th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 524th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 526th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 556th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 616th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 647th in the regionMost Developed: 671st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 683rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 698th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 723rd in the regionLargest Governments: 736th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lanctre, agriculture is heavily subsidized by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanctre, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election".
  • : Following new legislation in Lanctre, Curator Celise lives life on the open road - complete with groupies.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanctre, dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive.
  • : Lanctre was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of The Notorious Mad Jack.
  • : Lanctre voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Food Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Lanctre, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanctre, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanctre, "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up.
  • : Lanctre was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies and Largest Governments.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 125 » Siwale, Sinelona, Pallaith, Alunya, Shin-Hachioji, Frances Francis the First of France, Territorio di Nessuno, Saturns Edge, El Fiji Grande, Trillius, Yaorozu, Kwaj, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Omnistria, Sheldanada, Sunto, Black Templares, Egalico, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Plangainer, Corfad, North Bratislava, Shibutani, Newpromisedland, Koda-Land, Guer Aike, PlanetPunk, The Rhein States, Maott, Jasminlandia, Notyoutopia, Zokk, Dar es Saalam, Ejhsa, Pleroma Sans Romans, Guslantis, New Pruessen, Steampunk Ariel, Federation Terra Australis, Fayyayid, Joodey, Sundred, Acrabinnia, Holy Oranz, Unimaginable Doom, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Kasazzastan, Napnomadia, Ibiscaton, and 75 others.Unsophisticate, Selfgradatude, Sil Dorsett, Spartoptia, Q w e r t y, Dreadton, Buckerino, Shadowrik, Haor Chall, United Draconia, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valhalla123, Lomjia, Rkainjel, Torakuen, Wineclaw, The United States of Romania, 1 very fast endotarter, Aratani, New Bremerton, Pasargad, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Moubarakistan, General COE, Niradans, Amauri, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Loutsland, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Votak Matim, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, North Altatude, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Loli County, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Wilkshire, Makersaulache, Kobagia, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Steraz, Xzavia-Hjar, Bearical, Sockmanland, Utopicican, Penrith, Great Javadwipa, Vincone Cae, Daiz, Runeda, Princely Irbis, Cuyan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Lindsaystan, Leibeland, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Grimandia, Zeternia, Some Random TNP Nation, Orado, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Wisconsota, Frie Annium, Miruma, The Stratosphere Islands, Orven, and The Notorious Mad Jack.

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