“Exploring the Terra Incognita”
|Category: Capitalist Paradise|
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Republic of Lichian is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Luke MacPherson with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 4.133 billion are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Commerce, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lichian City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 72%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Information Technology and Tourism.
The minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed, teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill, billions of Gold Ducats are being blown on orbital weapons development, and Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Lichian's national animal is the Lothian Ground Llama, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Judaeo-Christianity, and its currency is the Gold Ducat.
Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago
- 5 days ago: Lichian was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Armed.
- 8 days ago: Lichian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 10%).
- 13 days ago: Lichian was endorsed by The Imperio of Elliston.
- 14 days ago: Lichian was endorsed by The Allied States of AmandilTwo.
- 15 days ago: Lichian fell out of the regional Top 10% for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
- 15 days ago: Lichian was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Capitalist Paradise".
- 17 days ago: Lichian fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 24 days ago: Lichian voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Dourian Embassy".
- 24 days ago: Lichian voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fracking Protocol".
- 30 days ago: Lichian voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Radiowaves and Microwaves Act".