Largest Publishing Industry: 1,868th Most Advanced Public Education: 2,844th Smartest Citizens: 3,028th
The Commonwealth of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Peace and Prosperity
Regional Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Excessive

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The Commonwealth of Laan is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 6.058 billion Laanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laan. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 85.8%.

The powerhouse Laanish economy, worth 798 trillion Commonwealth Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 131,793 Commonwealth Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 9.1 times as much as the poorest.

The government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, and passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laan's national animal is the Lizard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Laan is ranked 8,828th in the world and 268th in Balder for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 267.87 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,868thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,844thSmartest Citizens: 3,028thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,288thMost Politically Free: 5,458thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,513thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,002ndMost Pacifist: 6,382ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,396thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,475thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,651stTop
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Nicest Citizens: 7,953rdLargest Welfare Programs: 8,279thMost Cultured: 8,280thMost Developed: 8,387thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,441stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,828thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,070thMost Secular: 9,422ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,746thSafest: 10,020thBest Weather: 10,188thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,747thLargest Governments: 12,545thLowest Crime Rates: 13,475thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,651stHighest Economic Output: 13,715thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,314thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,939th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 87th in the regionMost Politically Free: 90th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 198th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 198th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 211th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 215th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 234th in the regionMost Secular: 248th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 256th in the regionMost Developed: 264th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 268th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 270th in the regionNicest Citizens: 272nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 283rd in the regionMost Cultured: 296th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 312th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 316th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 393rd in the regionBest Weather: 401st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 421st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 428th in the regionSafest: 433rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 463rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Laan's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in Laan, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections.
  • : Laan altered its national flag.
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, Longest Average Lifespans, Most Popular Tourist Destinations, Least Corrupt Governments, and Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Laan's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Laan was refounded in Balder.
  • : Laan ceased to exist.
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Pacifist.
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.

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