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The Republic of Landarath

“For peace, war; for war, peace”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: Sonindia

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Landarath

Population3.93 billion

CapitalDennia
LeaderFirstizen
FaithUnknowing and Uncaring

CurrencyLinus
AnimalBear

The Republic of Landarath is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Firstizen with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.93 billion Landarathians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dennia. The average income tax rate is 94.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Landarathian economy, worth 481 trillion Linuses a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 122,489 Linuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on, Landarathians are fixin' ta comma any way they wanna, the endangered saltwater humpback Bear is only seen in captivity programs, and helium balloons lift the nation's spacecraft towards the heavens. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Landarath's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Unknowing and Uncaring.

Landarath is ranked 225,121st in the world and 251st in Sonindia for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -24.26 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Most Pacifist: 2,202ndTop
5%
Safest: 2,405thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,497thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,692ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,696thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,818thMost Influential: 2,943rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,087thNicest Citizens: 3,121stBest Weather: 3,403rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,415thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,499thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,995thMost Inclusive: 4,028thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,338thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,880thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,281stHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,491stMost Developed: 5,652ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,685thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,116thLowest Crime Rates: 6,504thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,097thLargest Governments: 8,164thSmartest Citizens: 8,679thMost Cultured: 8,948thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,969thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,297thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,335thTop
10%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 11,842ndMost Secular: 13,273rdMost Income Equality: 17,576thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,782ndMost Efficient Economies: 21,314thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,453rdHighest Average Incomes: 21,858th
Top
1%
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
5%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionTop
10%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the regionMost Secular: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 24th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Landarath, helium balloons lift the nation's spacecraft towards the heavens.
  • : Following new legislation in Landarath, the endangered saltwater humpback Bear is only seen in captivity programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Landarath, Landarathians are fixin' ta comma any way they wanna.
  • : Following new legislation in Landarath, legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on.
  • : Following new legislation in Landarath, internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Landarathian weed picker are way up.
  • : Landarath endorsed The Exalted State of Ultior.
  • : Landarath was endorsed by The Exalted State of Ultior.
  • : Landarath was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Landarath's influence in Sonindia fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Landarath was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.

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