“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, economically powerful nation, ruled by Kozel with a fair hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 7.959 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.
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 hours ago
- 2 days 14 hours ago: Lanagon endorsed The Universal Union of Urimel.
- 2 days 23 hours ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Universal Union of Urimel.
- 17 days ago: Lanagon fell out of the world Top 10% for Safest.
- 17 days ago: Lanagon was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Safest (last census: Top 5%).
- 19 days ago: Lanagon fell out of the world Top 10% for Highest Police Ratios.
- 19 days ago: Lanagon was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 5%).
- 23 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Commonwealth of Roissyland.
- 23 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Roissyland.
- 28 days ago: Lanagon endorsed The Rainbows and Chocolate of Lagis.
- 29 days ago: Lanagon was endorsed by The Rainbows and Chocolate of Lagis.
Endorsements Received: 32 » Todd McCloud, Blazing Samaritan, Vulshain, Lyontisia, Freedom Fascists, East Malaysia, Eruopia, A Slanted Black Stripe, A mean old man, Southern Yugoslavia, The Romanum Legio, Kingberg, British Grand Pacific, Ramaeus, Amselheim, Kangarawa, Susanooo, Mundiferrum, Adolanta, EES, Rosiel, Molzavar, United American Domain, Free Pacific States, Beckveria, Deviata, Nabta Playa, Eurasian Socialist Federation, Providence Spring, Lagis, Roissyland, and Urimel.