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The Shining Light of Lumierea

“Embrace Illumination”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
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Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus


The Shining Light of Lumierea is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Liza Mawu with an even hand, and renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 921 million, 920 million of whom are zombies, Lumiereans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although Healthcare and Social Equality are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Katiania. The average income tax rate is 67%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, followed by Tourism and Information Technology.

Teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, the government is phasing in welfare programmes to tackle poverty, highschool principals regularly send armed truancy patrols to drag problem students to school, and the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event. Crime is totally unknown. Lumierea's national animal is the Firefly, its national religion is Hylomorphism, and its currency is the lumiere.

Lumierea is ranked 3,355th in Lazarus and 110,464th in the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -7 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Lumierea is currently considering its options.

People: 1,285,317

Zombies: 920,034,620

Dead: 14,105,007,217

Survival Rate: 0.01%

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago

  • 5 hours ago: Lumierea was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from The Insane Asylum Rejects of PureHatred, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Lumierea was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 3 days 4 hours ago: Lumierea was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • 4 days ago: Lumierea was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies.
  • 6 days ago: Lumierea altered its national flag.
  • 6 days ago: Lumierea was refounded in Lazarus.
  • 14 days ago: Lumierea ceased to exist.
  • 23 days ago: Lumierea was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Healthiest Citizens (last census: Top 1%).
  • 66 days ago: Lumierea was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Cultured (last census: Top 5%).
  • 71 days ago: Lumierea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates (last census: Top 5%).


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