Largest Publishing Industry: 1,940th Most Advanced Public Education: 3,026th Smartest Citizens: 3,065th
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The Commonwealth of Laan is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 6.213 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 receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laan. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 87.1%.

The powerhouse Laanish economy, worth 808 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 130,080 Commonwealth Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

The Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, and the once prosperous capital is in utter decline. 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 5,536th in the world and 99th in Balder for Most Politically Free, scoring 85.86 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Largest Publishing Industry: 1,940thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 3,026thSmartest Citizens: 3,065thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,312thMost Politically Free: 5,536thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,633rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,923rdMost Pacifist: 6,338thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,540thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,592ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,682ndNicest Citizens: 8,071stLargest Welfare Programs: 8,225thMost Cultured: 8,374thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,169thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,481stMost Secular: 9,629thHealthiest Citizens: 9,719thSafest: 9,723rdTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 10,085thBest Weather: 10,193rdMost Rebellious Youth: 10,748thMost Developed: 10,750thLargest Governments: 12,006thLowest Crime Rates: 13,030thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,260thHighest Economic Output: 13,718thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,593rdHighest Average Incomes: 16,498thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,494thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,742nd
Largest Publishing Industry: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 92nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 96th in the regionMost Politically Free: 99th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 194th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 205th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 210th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 221st in the regionTop
Most Secular: 241st in the regionMost Pacifist: 249th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 266th in the regionNicest Citizens: 283rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 284th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 292nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 305th in the regionMost Cultured: 307th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 325th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 332nd in the regionMost Developed: 349th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 380th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 385th in the regionBest Weather: 405th in the regionSafest: 417th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 434th in the region

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Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and the Top 5% for Safest and Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Laan's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Laan, the once prosperous capital is in utter decline.
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Laan's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Laan's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector, Nicest Citizens, Most Cultured, Most Developed, and Largest Welfare Programs.


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