The Paradoxical Winter Paradise of
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The Paradoxical Winter Paradise of Nolaerie is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Uncle Earl with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 24.957 billion Louisianians 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Orleans. The average income tax rate is 41.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Nolaeriean economy, worth 153 trillion picayunes a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 6,131 picayunes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, Nolaerie's educational system is the envy of many and regarded as a pinnacle of academic achievement, and meat-eating is frowned upon. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Nolaerie's national animal is the graceful mercia, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Bokononism.

Nolaerie is ranked 4th in Louisiana and 32,785th in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 86 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago

  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Nolaerie was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 5%).
  • 8 days ago: Nolaerie was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Pacifist (last census: Top 5%).
  • 9 days ago: Nolaerie altered its national flag.
  • 9 days ago: Nolaerie relocated from Osiris to Louisiana.
  • 9 days ago: Nolaerie was refounded in Osiris.
  • 11 days ago: Nolaerie ceased to exist.
  • 15 days ago: Nolaerie fell out of the world Top 10% for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • 20 days ago: Nolaerie was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Happiest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • 22 days ago: Nolaerie fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 22 days ago: Nolaerie fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.


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