“To be a rock and not to roll.”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The East Pacific
The Superior Goat Nation of Lanagon is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Kozel with a fair hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 8.749 billion Lanagonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lanagonia. The average income tax rate is 97.5%.
The thriving Lanagonian economy, worth 879 trillion gons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 100,489 gons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
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, international tensions are high as Lanagon threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens, and all new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 6 hours ago
- 20 hours ago: Lanagon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.
- 20 hours ago: Lanagon was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Devout.
- 1 day 6 hours ago: Lanagon endorsed The Kingdom of Meowinopolis.
- 1 day 7 hours ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Kingdom of Meowinopolis.
- 3 days 15 hours ago: Lanagon endorsed The Federation of Cranky Corners.
- 4 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Federation of Cranky Corners.
- 5 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Republic of Comrade Kennedy.
- 5 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Republic of Comrade Kennedy.
- 8 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Really an Irish Goddess of Ramaeus.
- 9 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Really an Irish Goddess of Ramaeus.
Endorsements Received: 39 » Todd McCloud, Blazing Samaritan, Lyontisia, Freedom Fascists, East Malaysia, Eruopia, A Slanted Black Stripe, A mean old man, Southern Yugoslavia, The Romanum Legio, British Grand Pacific, Amselheim, Kangarawa, Mundiferrum, Adolanta, EES, Rosiel, Molzavar, Nabta Playa, Eurasian Socialist Federation, Urimel, Owali, The United Territories of Providence, The Sultanate of Kevinids, Drinnon, Ouralis, Roissyland, Xoriet, Bachtendekuppen, Ziggibofolopimiganig Usootipitopia, Lawrencen, Chandler Island, Articono, Lagaronians, Zorro Renzodo, Ramaeus, Comrade Kennedy, Cranky Corners, and Meowinopolis.