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The Co-Grand Duchy of Leepaidamba

“Paene est non”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Weak
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Nederland

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The Co-Grand Duchy of Leepaidamba is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by co-Grand Dukes David I and Anna I with a fair hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, intelligent population of 7.989 billion Leepaidambans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Apeldoorn. The average income tax rate is 83%, and even higher for the wealthy. 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.

CEOs can't hear the term 'Fire Sale' without bursting into tears, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission, guns are banned, and anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. Crime is totally unknown. Leepaidamba's national animal is the rabit, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Antipantheism, and its currency is the Amban Florin.

Leepaidamba is ranked 89th in Nederland and 99,095th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -12 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago

  • 6 days ago: Leepaidamba was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 5%).
  • 15 days ago: Leepaidamba was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 5%).
  • 45 days ago: Leepaidamba fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 48 days ago: Leepaidamba fell out of the regional Top 10% for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • 61 days ago: Leepaidamba was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • 115 days ago: Leepaidamba fell out of the regional Top 10% for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 117 days ago: Leepaidamba was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 129 days ago: Leepaidamba's influence in Nederland fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • 130 days ago: Leepaidamba's influence in Nederland rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • 132 days ago: Leepaidamba's influence in Nederland fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".

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