“To be a rock and not to roll.”
|Category: Corporate Bordello|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The East Pacific
The Democratic States of Lanagon is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Kozel with a fair hand, and renowned for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 6.771 billion are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.
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 96%. 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 5 hours ago
- 1 day 5 hours ago: Lanagon endorsed The Democratic States of Fidbank.
- 1 day 14 hours ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Democratic States of Fidbank.
- 14 days ago: Lanagon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 5%).
- 15 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Republic of DaSevenhorse.
- 15 days ago: Lanagon was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Corporate Bordello".
- 15 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Republic of DaSevenhorse.
- 16 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Empire of Xoriet.
- 16 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Empire of Xoriet.
- 16 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Karma Police of Babiana.
- 16 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Karma Police of Babiana.
Endorsements Received: 22 » Todd McCloud, Blazing Samaritan, Reziel, Vulshain, Lyontisia, Freedom Fascists, East Malaysia, Chung King, Eruopia, A Slanted Black Stripe, A mean old man, Smovelensky, Southern Yugoslavia, The Romanum Legio, Kingberg, Roissyland, British Grand Pacific, Bachtendekuppen, Ramaeus, Amselheim, Kangarawa, and Fidbank.