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The Commonwealth of Lomun

“Equality, should not exclude freedom.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Sonindia

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Lomun

Population2.722 billion

CapitalMalar
LeaderThomas Wicher

Currencykrona
Animalbeaver

The Commonwealth of Lomun is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Thomas Wicher with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.722 billion Lomunians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Malar. The average income tax rate is 93.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Lomunian economy, worth 323 trillion kronor a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 118,819 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents, the seats at the back of the parliament are reserved for indigenous ministers, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes, and Lomunian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lomun's national animal is the beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lomun is ranked 220,873rd in the world and 243rd in Sonindia for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -13.36 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,532ndTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,140thBest Weather: 3,166thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,403rdSafest: 3,447thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,643rdMost Pacifist: 3,984thMost Influential: 4,002ndNicest Citizens: 4,195thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,410thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,528thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,690thHealthiest Citizens: 4,927thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,990thMost Inclusive: 4,994thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,210thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,400thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,414thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,024thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,460thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,481stLowest Crime Rates: 6,586thSmartest Citizens: 7,221stMost Rebellious Youth: 8,231stLargest Governments: 8,572ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,048thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,261stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,037thTop
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Most Secular: 15,006thMost Income Equality: 15,471stLargest Publishing Industry: 16,097thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,649thMost Developed: 20,824th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 14th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 25th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lomun, Lomunian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation.
  • : Following new legislation in Lomun, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes.
  • : Lomun was endorsed by The Exalted State of Ultior.
  • : Lomun was endorsed by The Free State of Befreitland.
  • : Following new legislation in Lomun, the seats at the back of the parliament are reserved for indigenous ministers.
  • : Lomun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Lomun was endorsed by The Federation of United Tanks.
  • : Following new legislation in Lomun, kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents.
  • : Lomun was endorsed by The Tsardom of The Banasia and Gobaria.
  • : Following new legislation in Lomun, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.

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