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The Republic of Lux Cathia

“For the Future of Mankind” The President

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Lux Cathia

Population2.345 billion

LeaderThe President


The Republic of Lux Cathia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The President with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, absence of drug laws, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.345 billion Lux Cathians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cathix. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Lux Cathian economy, worth 355 trillion Daks a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 151,795 Daks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside, wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations", people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler', and solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lux Cathia's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lux Cathia is ranked 9,897th in the world and 540th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.43 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 853rdMost Influential: 1,248thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,797thSafest: 2,821stHealthiest Citizens: 3,437thBest Weather: 3,455thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,719thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,992ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,008thMost Developed: 4,099thLowest Crime Rates: 4,199thNicest Citizens: 4,280thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,496thMost Inclusive: 4,499thMost Pacifist: 4,531stHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,989thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,018thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,364thSmartest Citizens: 5,526thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,944thLargest Governments: 5,964thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,182ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,186thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,543rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,447thMost Cultured: 7,972ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,746thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,897thMost Efficient Economies: 11,329thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,671stTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,234thMost Income Equality: 13,106thMost Secular: 13,466thHighest Average Incomes: 13,705thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,718thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,755th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 115th in the regionSafest: 158th in the regionBest Weather: 205th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 210th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 218th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 232nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 243rd in the regionMost Developed: 255th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 256th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 256th in the regionNicest Citizens: 258th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 262nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 265th in the regionMost Inclusive: 294th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 298th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 304th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 305th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 309th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 314th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 315th in the regionLargest Governments: 326th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 346th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 375th in the regionMost Cultured: 412th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 494th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 511th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 540th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 561st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 593rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 597th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 605th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 620th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 633rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 646th in the regionMost Secular: 694th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 846th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 893rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lux Cathia was endorsed by The Republic of Fraystonia.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Cathia, solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Cathia, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Cathia, wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations".
  • : Lux Cathia was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of ForestMythal.
  • : Lux Cathia was endorsed by The Free Land of Siberian Workforce.
  • : Lux Cathia was endorsed by The Reformed State of Centrialand.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Cathia, sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Cathia, foreign nations kill migratory animals at random in the hope that Lux Cathia will pay them to stop.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Cathia, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 213 » Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Sundred, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, The Rhein States, Joodey, Shibutani, Guer Aike, El Fiji Grande, Empy, Yaorozu, Xagill, Hamerica, Seenvorland, The Stratosphere Islands, Dabarastan, McMasterdonia, Dar es Saalam, Sunto, Great Bights Mum, North Bratislava, Napnomadia, Koda-Land, United Kahndaq, Daiz, Ethnon, Siwale, Vincone Cae, Interdimensional Zone, Loutsland, Selfgradatude, Holy Oranz, 1 very fast endotarter, Dreadton, Wineclaw, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Gnomewatchers, Shadowrik, Pallaith, The Endless Eventide, Votak Matim, Fendlium, Omnistria, Valentine Z, Glurponia, Ravendi, The New Communist Republic Of States, Newpromisedland, The Tampa Bay Rays, and 163 others.Runeda, Steampunk Ariel, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Clan Spaniel, The Lancerian Empire, Diodone, Crader, Sil Dorsett, Xentherida, Yokciq Empire, Kingdom Of Manaf, The Windmilluminati, Malta Comino Gozo, Kranostav, Antiyard, SORT, New Lakemba, New Octicarg, Nistriabar, The Iron Lions, Varola, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Orado, Unshleepd, Hyphen, Solskjar, Zecit, Maott, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, Sikol, Zzozona, Former English Colony, I Like Killing people, Prydania, Libertania Democratica, The Calabash Protectorate, Kocherian, Seanat, Brucklania, Highton Islands, PotatoFarmers, Unimaginable Doom, Xyrron, Madjack, Simone Republic, Pokemanland, Kragsgale, Xipher, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Andexia, Moubarakistan, Lux Conos, U S Eh, Heilhum Imperius, Innocentic, Dangine, WeKnow, Harjad, Eywaan, Visse, Aerilia, Ardretia, Cretox State, Morover, East Akra, Imperial American Patriots, South Baba, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Outer Shenendoah, Elvoreto, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Lulubellia, Hardscrabble, Magna Banitia, Unsophisticate, Merconitonitopia, Republica Guilleana, Wilkshire, Draconian Progression, Godwanna, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Religioncord, Pytong, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Advancia-Sizzletown, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Pasargad, Ozstan, PEG, Sevinland, Imperial Pieserged, Vivanco, Northern-Kempia, Maratabat, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Slyakanya, Odelinor, Nodnarb, Yellops, Otakus and Weebs, Chukstik Illahi, Climeria, Seijitsu, Blyskalia, Crusadam, Port Naga, Star Kingdom, Svenskskit, Strongwill, Bharathvarsh, His Enduring Majesty, Planes, Que Lukustinardon, Zyvetskistaahn, Healiopolis, Patrician, The Mazur Empire, Nalver And, Galbadiana, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, KhalChicken, Colfes, Testnation223, Barabolia, Vesteysia, Venicea, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Zemnaya Svoboda, Free Salvation, Sanjurika, Figyjharli, Wapistan, Trumpski, Ellbonnia, Svenskan, Travislavania, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Tyirza, Super Girl, Millius Prime, BTProductions, Aryan Homeland, Uzbek Khan, Mon Island, Alexander the Magnus, Centrialand, Siberian Workforce, ForestMythal, and Fraystonia.

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