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The Republic of Lotadia

“Lotad lives by floating atop the water”

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

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Lotadia

Population2.813 billion

CapitalRoute 114
LeaderArt Vandelay
FaithMathematics

CurrencyWATER
Animalswan

The Republic of Lotadia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Art Vandelay with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.813 billion Lotad 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 large, liberal government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Environment, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Route 114. The average income tax rate is 80.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lotad economy, worth 302 trillion WATERS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 107,642 WATERS, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cars are banned, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, the nation leads the South Pacific in per capita stalking, and the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly. Crime is totally unknown. Lotadia's national animal is the swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Mathematics.

Lotadia is ranked 19,482nd in the world and 668th in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 77.69 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 695thMost Influential: 1,137thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,117thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,385thMost Pacifist: 4,976thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,080thNicest Citizens: 5,227thBest Weather: 6,041stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,043rdMost Inclusive: 6,175thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,286thSafest: 6,414thMost Developed: 6,522ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,609thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,219thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,298thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,359thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,130thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,485thHealthiest Citizens: 9,385thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,655thSmartest Citizens: 9,979thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,128thMost Secular: 10,391stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,418thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,784thMost Cultured: 11,023rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,629thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,180thMost Income Equality: 14,646thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,414thLargest Governments: 16,528th
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Most Influential: 95th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 98th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 102nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 159th in the regionMost Pacifist: 175th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 176th in the regionNicest Citizens: 178th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 180th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 181st in the regionBest Weather: 188th in the regionMost Developed: 206th in the regionSafest: 207th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 217th in the regionMost Inclusive: 219th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 219th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 223rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 227th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 228th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 262nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 271st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 287th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 290th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 295th in the regionMost Cultured: 302nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 310th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 320th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 344th in the regionMost Secular: 361st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 441st in the regionLargest Governments: 445th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 450th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 569th in the regionMost Stationary: 572nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 605th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 614th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 668th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 679th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 182 » Erinor, Pencil Sharpeners 2, The Solar System Scope, Jehenna, Si-topia, Aidenfieeld, Farengeto, Lambdaland, Tsvetania, Curlyhoward, Quiescent, Oxsania, Darakin, Tsunamy, Kringalia, Luddinlande, Drystar, Theorin, Kholdan, Sandaoguo, The United Expanse, Drugged Monkeys, Linguiniland, Vincent Field, Nowa Europa, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Bizarrotan, Holy Chimerland, Barabarom, Techganet, Lost And Found, Sanden, Ridehale, The naked people, Aywhyou, Southern Numenor, Kiasu-ism, Bod Wareenaland, Japanese Federal Republic, Three Rivia Levr, Runsiya, Wyatonians, Madhonia, Rebel-topia, Crabius, Antarctic Empires, Escevola, Avalonica, Sthalrim, Prefesia, and 132 others.Nova Montron, Walloonia, Hanguk-Nippon, La Ascension, Poopisiya, Volaworand, Paranoia, Sedunn, PEPEP, Nankyoku Tairiku, Calistan, Uncastania, Pax Dracon, Trelatche, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Pamela And Hepatitis, Noire Denholm, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Seliyan progressive Islands, Mantas Meow, North Kanuckistan, Freedwanda, Anachronolandia, Nothanksbutseriously, RestartAll, Soem, Center Lisle, Angevin Britannia, Bergenu, Rhetiaa, Moreana, FreeFishers, Bandorion, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Dylar, Spazzhole, Saciu, Soul Har, Havenfell, Trinennie, New Briantown, Jaxon, Vos Dothrak, Blahblah2017, Concrete Slab, Great Andora, Aguatania, Centristvill, Farelonia, GI-Land, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Silberne Wache, The National Corporation, Towi Lamia, Isokenzar, USNE2018, Awjan, Abarri, The ColdWyvernian Undead, Spearos, Cuuldere, Violent Peacenicks, Rabbitz, Dalklo Bayer, Kandorith, Xandev, Auphelia, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Whimichy, Birdkeeper, Ariankido, State of Iowa, Land Without Shrimp, Jahass, Wehraboos, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Academy of Umbrellas, Ostanasia, North Catimestistrianes, Akindom, Stoniamera, Dasko, Agalaesia, Sesteran, Staubsaugen, Churumduul, Pays de Loire, Unidum, German Hapsburg, Crystal Creation, North Erfton, Phanama, Amerion, Wild Space, PenguinPies, Maeiland, Great Africans, Aveerya, The Filippinas, World United, Negoshi, Srevana, Westoc Kinness, Laropsa, Aurcania, Ave Gloriana, Upper Tyrconnel, Ketathinamiri Islands, Bomamani, Higash, Ratoninburg, Mapico, Imperial Duck, Omiri, Marinho Islands, Empa Aserium, Gecetesse, Kindfled, Yeldarbsland, Kopashu, Arychurt, Phoenicia Kingdom, Noveos, Benstralis, Romanus Terrae, Des Nak Neers, Samogitija, Direwolf1, Annie60, and Slacker Ville.

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