“To be a rock and not to roll.”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The East Pacific
The Democratic States of Lanagon is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Kozel with a fair hand, and remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 6.212 billion 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Social Welfare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lanagonia. The average income tax rate is 97%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game, and international tensions are high as Lanagon threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanagon's national animal is the goat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the gon.
Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago
- 4 days ago: Lanagon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 11 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Republic of Publius Valerius.
- 11 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Republic of Publius Valerius.
- 15 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The United States of Probaptical.
- 15 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The United States of Probaptical.
- 24 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Community of Rational Stars.
- 24 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The ✌ Free Island ✌ of Weed.
- 24 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The ✌ Free Island ✌ of Weed.
- 27 days ago: Lanagon was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
- 28 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Democratic Republic of Tonna.
Endorsements Received: 25 » Todd McCloud, Blazing Samaritan, Reziel, Wentworthville, Vulshain, Meltannesia, Lyontisia, Freedom Fascists, East Malaysia, Chung King, Eruopia, De Quay, Off silly hats, Great Jenstonia, A Slanted Black Stripe, A mean old man, Smovelensky, Southern Yugoslavia, The Romanum Legio, Kingberg, Roissyland, British Grand Pacific, Bachtendekuppen, Tonna, and Weed.