by Max Barry

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The Dominion of Lorthos

“We Turn The Tide”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Kavonia



Population308 million

CapitalNew Haven


The Dominion of Lorthos is a huge, genial nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 308 million Lorthosians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Haven. The average income tax rate is 51.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Lorthosian economy, worth 23.5 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 76,197 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, most pop videos prominently feature the Lorthosian flag, and grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lorthos's national animal is the octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Lorthos is ranked 219,787th in the world and 141st in Kavonia for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -4 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,957thMost Secular: 5,206thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,087thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 16,146thNicest Citizens: 18,562ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,371stMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,288thSmartest Citizens: 26,438thLeast Corrupt Governments: 26,774thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26,922nd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 16th in the region

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