The Republic of Lab is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Mr Arby with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.327 billion Labites are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
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 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Labian economy, worth 558 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 common. Average income is 76,221 Cups, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
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: 5 hours ago
- 5 hours ago: Lab voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Preserving Antimicrobials".
- 13 hours ago: Lab was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- 8 days ago: Lab was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Inclusive.
- 15 days ago: Lab was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Developed (last census: Top 5%).
- 22 days ago: Lab endorsed The Eyes to the Sky of Papercuts and Skittles.
- 22 days ago: Lab endorsed The Foreign Affairs DA of TWP of Recuecn.
- 22 days ago: Lab endorsed The Holy Blue Smoke of Mediobogdum.
- 22 days ago: Lab endorsed The Doom Cricket Sensei of United RussoAsia.
- 22 days ago: Lab endorsed The Elegant Elegate Delegarth of Elegarth.
- 22 days ago: Lab voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Humanitarian Transport"".