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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,893rd Most Advanced Public Education: 3,277th Smartest Citizens: 3,922nd
The Commonwealth of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Peace and Prosperity
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Laan

Population6.441 billion

CapitalLaan

CurrencyCommonwealth Dollar
AnimalLizard

The Commonwealth of Laan is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 6.441 billion Laanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laan. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 87.1%.

The powerhouse Laanish economy, worth 837 trillion Commonwealth Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 130,080 Commonwealth Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

The Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, and the once prosperous capital is in utter decline. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laan's national animal is the Lizard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Laan is ranked 42,142nd in the world and 1,345th in Osiris for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 6.69 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,893rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,277thSmartest Citizens: 3,922ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,610thMost Pacifist: 6,092ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,246thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,465thMost Politically Free: 6,567thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,651stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,972ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,138thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,987thSafest: 8,212thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,321stTop
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Most Cultured: 8,794thNicest Citizens: 8,794thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,927thHealthiest Citizens: 9,950thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,977thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,029thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,090thLargest Governments: 10,155thLowest Crime Rates: 11,679thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,295thBest Weather: 12,664thMost Developed: 13,971stHighest Economic Output: 14,083rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,995th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 108th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 120th in the regionMost Politically Free: 124th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 232nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 236th in the regionMost Pacifist: 251st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 253rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 257th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 277th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 287th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 321st in the regionMost Cultured: 338th in the regionNicest Citizens: 338th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 390th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 398th in the regionSafest: 399th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 430th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 440th in the regionLargest Governments: 495th in the regionBest Weather: 502nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 507th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Laan's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Laan's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Laan's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Laan's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest and Most Rebellious Youth and the Top 10% for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Laan was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Laan ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and the Top 5% for Safest and Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Laan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.

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