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The Republic of LucKingdom

“Peace!”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Lazarus

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LucKingdom

Population8.446 billion

CapitalLucKingdom City
LeaderLeader

Currencydollar
Animalcat

The Republic of LucKingdom is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, parental licensing program, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful population of 8.446 billion LucKingdomians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of LucKingdom City. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient LucKingdomian economy, worth a remarkable 1,556 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 184,244 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, there is a heavy social stigma attached to e-cigarettes, and politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. LucKingdom's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

LucKingdom is ranked 99,927th in the world and 3,594th in Lazarus for Most Extreme, scoring 18.41 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,148thNicest Citizens: 1,319thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,335thLowest Crime Rates: 1,352ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,370thSafest: 1,402ndMost Inclusive: 1,643rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,646thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,694thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,729thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,783rdMost Pacifist: 1,872ndLargest Governments: 1,880thMost Developed: 1,955thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,262ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,408thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,596thBest Weather: 2,829thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,945thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,152ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,368thMost Efficient Economies: 3,479thSmartest Citizens: 3,519thMost Cultured: 3,529thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,929thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,275thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,558thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,972ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,333rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,556thHighest Average Incomes: 7,883rdMost Influential: 8,276thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,302ndHealthiest Citizens: 8,416thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,613thHighest Economic Output: 10,111thTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,883rdLargest Publishing Industry: 17,584th
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 56th in the regionNicest Citizens: 56th in the regionMost Inclusive: 58th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 74th in the regionSafest: 74th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 75th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 76th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 88th in the regionMost Pacifist: 91st in the regionMost Developed: 96th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 97th in the regionLargest Governments: 100th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 103rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 109th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 131st in the regionBest Weather: 142nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 150th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 161st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 164th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 170th in the regionMost Cultured: 178th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 186th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 188th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 193rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 205th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 217th in the regionMost Influential: 231st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 270th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 286th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 294th in the regionMost Income Equality: 313th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 453rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 485th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 512th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 538th in the region

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