The Republic of Lab is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mr Arby with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.68 billion Labites enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lab City. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The thriving Labian economy, worth 707 trillion Cups a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 81,503 Cups, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.
Dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission, organ donation rates have hit a new low, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy, and fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lab's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Lab was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Lab was endorsed by The Happy Dungeon Wanderer of Big Bad Badger.
- : Lab voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn DEN"".
- : Lab voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Landmine Safety Protocol".
- : Lab was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- : Lab was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- : Lab was endorsed by The Irish Zombie Egg Debt Hunter of Drachmaland.
- : Lab was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 5%).
- : Lab was endorsed by The Republic of Anzat.
- : Lab's influence in The West Pacific rose from "Page" to "Squire".
Endorsements Received: 21 » Elegarth, Yy4u, Mediobogdum, Papercuts and Skittles, Liberillia, Thaelyn, Benjamin Mark, Tunapocalypse, Illusionist, Krailing, Wickedly evil people, Drannor, The 9 Stars, Lady Anastasia, Reversed Clause, OgJoker, Pacific Aggressiveness, Majdim, Anzat, Drachmaland, and Big Bad Badger.