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The Free Land of Laughterandsunshine

“Get along with others or get out!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: Canada



Population33.721 billion

AnimalGerman Shepherd

The Free Land of Laughterandsunshine is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The quiet, industrious population of 33.721 billion Laughterandsunshineans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 73.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Laughterandsunshinean economy, worth a remarkable 2,072 trillion Doughs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 61,462 Doughs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, up to 40% of voters can finally read the issues they're deciding on, shopkeepers use microscopes to verify the authenticity of banknotes, and war vets look after war animals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laughterandsunshine's national animal is the German Shepherd, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Laughterandsunshine is ranked 210,360th in the world and 149th in Canada for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.46 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Influential: 593rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,532ndLargest Populations: 1,569thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,319thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,599thBest Weather: 2,890thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,362ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,072ndHighest Economic Output: 7,976thMost Cultured: 9,043rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,386thSafest: 9,600thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,151stTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,864thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,451stLowest Crime Rates: 14,448thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,850thSmartest Citizens: 14,963rdMost Stationary: 16,743rdLargest Governments: 19,076thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,362nd
Largest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Parkplace, Devil Heart, Almonaster Nuevo, Cowland5, New Vinland, British Canuckistan, SetiCrunchers, and Stormaen.

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