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The Empire of Lanest

“We already know that which we need”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The United Federations

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Lanest

Population1.401 billion

CapitalTaniba
LeaderMark Trueman
FaithNone

CurrencyFen
AnimalFox

The Empire of Lanest is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Mark Trueman with an even hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 1.401 billion Lanestians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Taniba. The average income tax rate is 70.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lanestian economy, worth 152 trillion Fens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 108,698 Fens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly, the new coalition government has 99 problems and can't agree on how to fix one, and cheese has become the new icon of political dissent. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanest's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Lanest is ranked 71,312th in the world and 168th in The United Federations for Most Influential, scoring 151 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Secular: 2,779thTop
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Most Inclusive: 9,573rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,589thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,644thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,103rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,741stNicest Citizens: 12,910thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,055thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,846th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 22nd in the region

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