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The Commonwealth of Laan

“Peace and Prosperity”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: 10000 Islands

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The Commonwealth of Laan is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 4.414 billion Laanians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Education, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laan. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 93%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion, voting is voluntary, and bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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, and its currency is the Commonwealth Dollar.

Laan is ranked 140th in 10000 Islands and 5,426th in the world for Most Cultured, scoring 52 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 18 hours ago

  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Laan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Happiest Citizens.
  • 2 days 22 hours ago: Laan voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Sciongrad".
  • 5 days ago: Laan was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Laan, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • 6 days ago: Laan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend McMasterdonia".
  • 6 days ago: Laan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Child Pornography Ban".
  • 12 days ago: Laan endorsed The Goddess Relief Office of Anime Daisuki.
  • 13 days ago: Laan was endorsed by The Goddess Relief Office of Anime Daisuki.
  • 13 days ago: Laan changed its national demonym adjective to "Laanish".
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Laan, voting is voluntary.

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