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The Tsardom of Lura

“If dreams can't come true, then why not pretend?”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Forest

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Lura

Population3.17 billion

CapitalLunaja-Solare
LeaderTsar Sorejo III
FaithAgnosticism

Currencyperper
Animaltuatara

The Tsardom of Lura is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Tsar Sorejo III with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 3.17 billion Lurans 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 Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lunaja-Solare. The average income tax rate is 91.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Luran economy, worth 436 trillion perpers a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 137,609 perpers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point, restaurants are required to specify whether their toilet paper was made in Lura, and motorists' locations are constantly tracked by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lura's national animal is the tuatara, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Lura is ranked 71,280th in the world and 177th in Forest for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 164,395 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 1,621stTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,588thSafest: 2,862ndMost Pacifist: 2,946thBest Weather: 3,139thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,199thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,526thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,625thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,876thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,132ndNicest Citizens: 4,325thHealthiest Citizens: 4,400thMost Cultured: 4,570thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,674thMost Inclusive: 5,175thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,293rdMost Developed: 5,372ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,164thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,098thSmartest Citizens: 7,279thLowest Crime Rates: 7,364thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,604thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,006thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,177thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,214thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,488thLargest Governments: 8,564thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,687thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,855thTop
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Most Secular: 12,916thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,657thMost Efficient Economies: 16,147thHighest Average Incomes: 17,394thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,367thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,384thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,966thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,207th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 35th in the region

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