“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, economically powerful nation, ruled by Kozel with a fair hand, and renowned for its hatred of cheese. Its compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 7.018 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: 1 day 10 hours ago
- 1 day 19 hours ago: Lanagon endorsed The Kingdom of EES.
- 2 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Kingdom of EES.
- 2 days 20 hours ago: Lanagon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Police Ratios.
- 2 days 20 hours ago: Lanagon was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
- 5 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Republic of Adolanta.
- 6 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Republic of Adolanta.
- 6 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Commonwealth of Roissyland.
- 6 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Roissyland.
- 6 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Zombiefied Vas Deferens of Mundiferrum.
- 6 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Zombiefied Vas Deferens of Mundiferrum.
Endorsements Received: 26 » Todd McCloud, Blazing Samaritan, Reziel, Vulshain, Lyontisia, Freedom Fascists, East Malaysia, Eruopia, A Slanted Black Stripe, A mean old man, Southern Yugoslavia, The Romanum Legio, Kingberg, British Grand Pacific, Bachtendekuppen, Ramaeus, Amselheim, Kangarawa, GARRETTLANDIA, Aenua, Susanooo, Hobbesistan, Mundiferrum, Roissyland, Adolanta, and EES.